Brampton Kidnapping Suspects Arrested in Milton
A pair of Brampton men are facing a slew of charges after a man was kidnapped, shoved into a car, then taken to a casino in Milton in what Halton police are calling a failed extortion bid.
The incident took place on May 4.
Police were sent to Mohawk Casino at 1:35 a.m. in response to a report of a kidnapping.
The victim, 24, had been taken from the entrance of a Walmart store in Brampton on May 3 at 9:25 p.m, investigators learned.
He was forcefully pushed into the back of a car and confined to the back seat where he was allegedly assaulted with a makeshift weapon and knife.
The victim was transported to OLG Slots at Mohawk Racetrack and managed to break free from the suspects.
He flagged down security and that’s when police were called.
Investigators determined the suspects arrived in a dark, newer model Dodge Charger.
Officers searched the parking lot and found the empty car.
A knife in a sheath was seen on the front driver seat, police allege, and the vehicle was on file as stolen.
Police went into the casino, found the pair of suspects and arrested them without incident.
A further search of the suspects and the car uncovered a small amount of drugs, investigators allege.
The victim suffered minor injuries.
All parties are known to each other, say investigators, and the suspects allegedly kidnapped the victim in an attempt to extort money.
Gurvinder Dhillon, 31, of Brampton, is charged with: kidnapping; extortion; assault with weapon; assault; possession of stolen property over $5,000; possession of controlled substance; breach of undertaking; breach of probation.
Amninder Jahjj, 26, of Brampton, is charged with: kidnapping; extortion; assault with weapon; assault; possession of controlled substance; possession of stolen property over $5,000.
Dhillon and Jahjj were held on bail.
Investigators say the victim gave police a fake name in order to evade arrest on an outstanding Toronto police warrant.
Halton police tracked him down in the early afternoon on May 4 and arrested the man in Brampton.
The victim, also from Brampton, was charged with obstruct police.
He was released on a promise to appear and into the custody of Toronto police.
His name hasn’t been released.
Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact Det. Derek Moyes of the 1 District criminal investigations bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2114.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222- 477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.