Police issue arrest warrant for 19-year-old after carjacking and violent robberies

Aug 20 2020, 5:35 pm

The Peel Regional Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old Brampton man in connection with several violent robberies, and issued a warrant to locate another after a carjacking.

According to police, a Mississauga pharmacy located in the Credit Woodlands and McBride Avenue area was robbed on July 24, around 6:45 pm, by two suspects.

The two suspects have been identified as Teshawn Kerr-Cover and Trestin Cassanova-Alman. Both men fled the scene in a white Nissan Altima.

Police say the suspects are also wanted for several other violent armed robberies including at the Bank of Montreal in Mississauga on July 16, Scotiabank in Barrie on July 17, Scotiabank in Kitchener on July 22, Rexall Pharmacy in Toronto on July 22, and Shoppers Drug Mart in Mississauga on July 22. The getaway vehicle used in all robberies was the white Nissan Altima.

On the same date as the Mississauga pharmacy robbery, July 24, the suspect vehicle was located by investigators in the Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway area, in Mississauga. At this time, another suspect vehicle was also located in the underground parking garage of an apartment vehicle.

In total, there were four suspects and two vehicles, according to police.

Officers attempted to stop both vehicles and the suspects attempted to flee. During the interaction, one of the suspects allegedly fired one round from a firearm in his possession. This suspect was later identified as Ridwan Dalmar.

One of the suspect vehicles was also driven at officers, who returned fire. Both suspect vehicles were disabled and two occupants were arrested.

Those arrested include 20-year-old Dalmar, of Toronto, and 23-year-old Zakariya Dalmar, of Waterloo.

The two other suspects who were allegedly responsible for the earlier pharmacy robbery, Casanova-Alman and Kerr-Cover, fled on foot.

While fleeing, Casanova-Alman approached a pickup truck that was occupied by a family with children. He proceeded to enter the rear of the vehicle and ordered the family to drive.

The family attempted to flee from the car, in fear but before they were all able to escape, Casanova-Alman entered the driver’s seat and fled with an 8-year-old child still in the truck.

The 8-year-old was located, uninjured, a short time later on a side street. The pickup truck was also later recovered unoccupied.

After examination at the scene, police found a loaded handgun in one of the vehicles with an extended magazine holding 31 rounds of ammunition. The stolen property from the pharmacy was also recovered.

Teshawn Kerr-Cover, 20, was arrested and charged on August 19. He was held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton. He was charged with six counts of robbery, six counts of wearing a disguise, possession of stolen property, dangerous operation, and forcible confinement.

Nineteen-year-old Mississauga resident Trestin Cassanova-Alman is still wanted. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest for kidnapping, seven counts of robbery, six counts of disguise with intent, two counts of dangerous driving, and possession of stolen property.

He has been described as a Black male, five-foot-eight and 160 pounds.

Police have encouraged him to contact legal representation and turn himself in.

This is an ongoing investigation and police have asked anyone with information to contact investigators at the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-4533-2121 ext. 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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