Gunpoint Uber carjacking in Whitby drives charges for teens from Oshawa, Brampton


Published June 6, 2023 at 12:13 pm

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An Uber carjacking at gunpoint in Whitby has resulted in charges for a trio of young people from across the GTA.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Jun. 3, Durham Regional Police got a 911 call from a man who reported his car had been stolen. The victim had been carjacked by three unknown attackers near Thornton and Taunton Rds. in Whitby.

The victim had been pistol-whipped and repeatedly punched leaving him wounded physically and emotionally. He continues to recover.

The carjackers fled in the man’s vehicle but flipped it a little ways away. Three suspects were later discovered in a nearby forest. All three were arrested without incident and police allegedly found airsoft pistol on them.

Taiye Motiki-Stephens, 18 of Oshawa, a 16-year-old girl from Scarborough, and a 16-year-old boy from Brampton have each been charged with possession of a weapon to commit an offence and robbery. The identities of the 16-year-olds are protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. All three remain in custody until a bail hearing.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call the Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).




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