Three suspects face charges after a taxi driver was robbed of his vehicle in Ajax last week.
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m., members of West Division located a male party walking near Monarch Avenue and Bayly Street in Ajax. The male advised that he was robbed of his taxi vehicle by three suspects, one armed with two knives. The victim, a 52-year-old male from Ajax picked up one male and two females at a restaurant by Salem Road and Highway 2 in Ajax. The suspects had the victim drive them to several locations including two police facilities in Whitby and Oshawa. The driver then dropped them off at the hospital in Ajax and this is when the male armed with two knives threatened the driver to hand over his vehicle. The suspect drove off in the Toyota Camry.
The victim suffered minor injuries.
With the assistance of the Peterborough Police Service Emergency Response Team, the stolen vehicle was located on Friday, March 9, 2018 at approximately 12:00 p.m. in the area of Stenson Boulevard in Peterborough. The suspects fled from the stolen vehicle into a nearby residence. After several hours, the suspects were arrested without incident.
Francis O’CONNOR, age 32 of no fixed address, has been charged with: Robbery; Weapons Dangerous; Threaten Death and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000. He was held for a bail hearing.
Faye O’CONNOR, age 62 of no fixed address and Janelle SMITH, age 26 of Stenson Boulevard in Peterborough are both charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000. They were released on a Promise to Appear.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Stewart of the West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1929.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.