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Man arrested, victim stabbed after attempted carjackings

A man has been charged for attempting four carjackings and stabbing one of the victims.

On May 9, around 9:15 a.m., Durham police responded to a parking lot at a plaza on Bloor Street East in Oshawa for four separate carjacking incidents.

The suspect approached four separate victims and, in the first three incidents, he identified himself as a police officer. He also brandished what appeared to be a replica firearm. He was chased by two good Samaritans to Bloor Street and the Highway 401 exit.

The fourth female victim struggled with the suspect as she would not give up her vehicle, which resulted in her receiving a minor stab wound. The suspect fled on foot empty-handed. The victim who was stabbed suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

The suspect was located nearby by police with the assistance of the K-9 unit and the suspect was arrested. A 33-year-old Oshawa man is facing 19 charges, including robbery, dangerous weapons, attempted motor vehicle theft, assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, threatening death, and use of an imitation firearm. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Cellipizzi or Det. Graff at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2741 or ext. 2766.