Video of YRP chopper assisting officers in nabbing carjacking suspects

Police say they recovered a pair of guns

York Regional Police (YRP) put their chopper into action to assist officers who eventually arrested a pair of carjacking suspects.

On Aug. 5, just before midnight, police received a report of an attempted carjacking that occurred in Vaughan, in the area of Mistysugar Trail and Thornhill Woods Drive. Investigators said a woman told police a male pointed a gun at her and tried to take her car. The woman’s husband intervened and the suspect took off.

There were no injuries and the vehicle was not stolen.

Soon after, police were called to a carjacking in the area of Fairburn Drive and Highway 7 East in Markham. The victim reported that his Mercedes was stolen at gunpoint by two males.

“Air2 located the suspects and officers on the ground were able to arrest one of them and recover the victim’s Mercedes. A loaded handgun was later located near the scene,” YRP said in a news release on Thursday.

Then on Aug. 8, a second suspect was located in a stolen Jaguar Pace in Toronto.

“With the assistance of Emergency Response Unit, Canine Unit and Air2, the driver and passenger were arrested. As the driver exited the vehicle a firearm fell from his lap,” according to the news release.

An 18-year-old man and a male youth from Toronto face numerous charges including two counts of robbery with a firearm, two counts of disguise with intent, possession of a loaded restricted firearm, dangerous operation and flight from police.

A second male youth from Toronto has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

An 18-year-old man and male youth from Toronto are facing numerous charges including Robbery with a Firearm x2, Disguise with Intent x2, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Dangerous Operation and Flight from Police.

A second male youth from Toronto is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.

Police said the adult suspect was already on bail for unrelated charges and on a firearms prohibition at the time of these offences.

The adult accused was already on bail for unrelated charges and on a firearms prohibition at the time of these offences.

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