Man Charged After Idling Car Stolen in Brampton

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A man is facing charges after allegedly stealing an idling car in Brampton.

Peel police say that on Dec. 13, 2018 at approximately 9:52 a.m., a 52 year-old man from Barrie left his car running in a parking lot at Ebenezer Road and Highway 50 while he went into a business to purchase a coffee.

Police allege a man entered the running vehicle and drove it away.

Police say that at 10:04 a.m., the stolen car was involved in a collision. After the crash, the driver reportedly exited the car and fled on foot.

The driver was arrested a short distance away by responding officers.

On Dec. 13, 2018, police charged 23-year-old Brampton man Andrew Nguyen was charged with theft of motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, flight from police and more.

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared in court on Dec. 14, 2018.

Anyone with further information is asked to call investigators at the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2133.

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