Man charged with back-to-back carjackings in the east

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A Toronto man was charged with two carjackings in the east end of the city earlier this week.

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Toronto police said Monday they responded to two carjacking thefts in the Leslieville and Port Lands area.

According to police, in the first incident, the victim stopped his car and left the door open while standing nearby when a man ran towards the car and sat in the driver’s seat. The man showed a handgun tucked into his trouser waistband and threatened the victim, police say, before driving away with the stolen car.

Police say several hours later two people were involved in a road rage incident and both got out of their car and started arguing. Police said the man drove past the stolen car and stopped nearby before getting out of the stolen car and pushing his way into one of the stopped cars and then starting to drive away. The man turned and walked towards the people, narrowly missing them as he passed, police say, then driving away from the scene in a recently stolen car.

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Uniformed officers from the 51st Division responded and watched the stolen car drive by. The car came to a stop in a parking lot and officers arrested the man after a short foot chase.

On Monday, Ervis Tartari, 41, was arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm, robbery, two counts of possession of property obtained by felony, six counts of possession of a trespassing firearm or ammunition. of the restraining order, breach of probation and failure to comply with the release order.


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