Attempt to sell car leads to carjacking in Pickering

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Published May 24, 2024 at 12:42 pm

A man was carjacked after trying to sell his vehicle from his Pickering home.

The car owner posted it for sale online and organized a showing with a potential buyer on May 23.

The potential buyer arrived at the seller’s house near Park Crescent and Cliffview Road, a residential neighbourhood just off the lakeshore.

The buyer tried to steal the car during the inspection, Durham police say. When the seller confronted him, the buyer allegedly pulled a pistol and pointed it at him.

Investigators describe the suspect as a 20 to 25-year-old brown man standing about five-foot-seven. He had short black hair, a black beard and a slim build. He was wearing a black hat, a white shirt, and black pants.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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