Costs laid in theft investigations in Peel Area

Costs have been laid in reference to a number of investigations by Peel police previously 12 months that appeared into violent dwelling invasions, carjackings and jewelry retailer robberies.

On Saturday, Peel police introduced the outcomes of “Challenge Memphis” and “Challenge Decker.”

Challenge Memphis was launched in September of final yr following three violent dwelling invasion robberies within the area that noticed a gaggle goal houses with high-end automobiles parked within the driveways.

Police launched two movies displaying one of many incidents that occurred on Sept. 3, 2021. Within the first clip, a dark-coloured automobile is seen pulling up in a driveway the place two automobiles, together with a 2021 Bentley Bentayga, have been parked. 5 folks get out of their automobile and are seen strolling in the direction of the house’s entrance door.

In line with police, the suspects entered the house and demanded cash from the proprietor. They allegedly assaulted the sufferer. To additional intimidate the home-owner, one of many suspects armed with a handgun allegedly fired a single shot into the ground.

Within the second video, suspects are seen operating out of the house, with one in all them unlocking the Bentley value $400,000. All 5 suspects fled the world, taking with them the luxurious automobile.

Nevertheless, police mentioned investigators have been in a position to shortly find the Bentley and later recognized two suspects. As a part of Challenge Memphis, police mentioned additionally they seized a 2017 Vary Rover with a modified automobile identification quantity (VIN).

Final month, police charged 29-year-old Ahmet Ibrahimi of Kitchener with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and fraud over $5,000 and 30-year-old Anthony Putzu of no mounted deal with with possession of property obtained by crime.

Police added that additionally they arrested a lady who assisted in registering the Vary Rover with the Ministry of Transportation. She has been recognized as 28-year-old Diana Bytyqi of Cambridge and charged with obstructing a peace officer and utter cast doc.

Peel police subsequently discovered that the incidents being investigated below Challenge Memphis prolonged past their area and have been related to incidents in different components of the province.

“The in depth investigation decided that Challenge “MEMPHIS” was half of a bigger Provincial scope that additionally included ties to drug trafficking, automobile thefts and the re-vining of stolen automobiles primarily based on fraudulent documentation,” police mentioned.

“On account of these investigative leads, a joint collaborative effort was undertaken with different partnering businesses to broaden the investigation as part of Challenge “MYRA” in a joint forces capability.”

The Ontario Provincial Police introduced in July the outcomes of Challenge Myra, which noticed 28 folks charged with greater than 240 offences and amongst these have been Ibrahimi and Putzu.

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Amid the 2 investigations, Peel police mentioned they began one other investigation named Challenge Decker final Could, specializing in a house invasion in Brampton. They discovered {that a} group concerned within the theft was utilizing stolen automobiles linked to Challenge Myra.

Consequently, on July 6, investigators with Challenge Myra arrested and charged two members of the group, each of whom have been on parole on the time. As well as, additionally they seized two loaded handguns, medicine, foreign money, jewelry and two automobiles, an Acura RDX and a Jeep Cherokee, with modified VINs.

The 2 suspects have been recognized as 24-year-old Ismael Ajiroba and 25-year-old Shareef Robinson, each from Brampton.

Ajiroba has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a firearm whereas prohibited, possession of ammunition whereas prohibited and possession of a loaded prohibited firearm.

In the meantime, Robinson has been charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a firearm whereas prohibited, possession of ammunition whereas prohibited, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm and failure to cease after an accident.

Challenge Decker, police mentioned, additionally led to the identification of a automobile that was linked to 2 jewelry retailer robberies in Peel Area on Could 11 and Could 19.

“The suspect automobile was later recovered by investigators and is believed for use in different robbery-related incidents within the GTA which are nonetheless below present investigation,” police mentioned.

Within the Could 11 incident, one of many 4 suspects concerned was arrested with a loaded handgun. The suspect, recognized as 24-year-old Harris Mohamed of Toronto, has been charged with theft with a firearm, disguise with intent, utilizing a firearm whereas within the fee of an offence, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, information of unauthorized possession of firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition and unauthorized possession of a prohibited gadget or ammunition.

“The unwavering perseverance and dedication of investigators spanning 12 months spotlight the dedication of Peel Regional Police to combating organized crime teams impacting our communities,” an announcement issued Saturday learn. “Group security and effectively being is our highest precedence.”

Police proceed to ask anybody with info on the investigations to contact investigators at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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