Armed Robbery Of Limousine

(SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP, ON) – Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested four individuals in relation to a robbery of a limousine in Springwater Township.

On May 4, 2024, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Huronia West Detachment received a report of a carjacking from the victim, the driver of the limousine. While the vehicle was on route to the destination, the victim was assaulted before the four clients stole the vehicle, leaving the victim on George Johnston Road.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by EMS.

At 4:49 a.m., the vehicle was located on Sunnidale Concession 6 in Clearview Township and the suspects were arrested without incident.

As a result of the investigation, James JAO, 21-year-old from Milton, and three youths were arrested and charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Robbery with violence
  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Administer noxious substance
  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

The identities of the youths will be withheld under the provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

The three youths were released on an undertaking and the fourth accused was held for a bail hearing. The four accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood at a later date.

The Huronia West OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Town of Wasaga Beach and the Townships of Springwater and Clearview. If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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