Published May 3, 2024

(Video) Officer struck by fleeing vehicle during auto theft probe

One man has been charged and a second 18-year-old is being sought after an officer was struck by an SUV during an auto theft investigation in Toronto.

"On April 30, 2024, at approximately 7:30 a.m., investigators with the York Regional Police Auto Cargo Theft Unit (ACTU) and the Integrated Property Crime Task Force located two stolen vehicles in the area of Overlea Boulevard and Thorncliffe Park Drive," police said in a news release on Friday.

With the assistance of the Canine Unit, the ACTU attempted to arrest the two suspects. An 18-year-old was arrested after a short foot pursuit, but police say the other suspect entered a vehicle and drove at police, striking a police vehicle and an officer. The suspect crashed the SUV into a nearby building and fled on foot.

The officer was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and then released.

Police have posted a picture of the second suspect.

Image supplied - York Regional Police

Suspect Description:

Brown skin
Thin build
Approximately 5’8”
Black hair

The other person has been charged with two counts each of theft of a vehicle, trafficking property obtained by crime, failure to comply with an undertaking, possession of an automobile master key, and three counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

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