A 17-year-old boy from Toronto has been arrested in connection with a series of separate carjacking incidents, including two involving bear spray, according to police.
Police said the incidents occurred between Dec. 28 of last year and Jan. 4, in Scarborough and North York.
During the first incident, which occurred on Dec. 28 at around 11:17 p.m., police say that a suspect approached the victim who was sitting inside her vehicle in the Finch Avenue East and Midland Avenue area.
It is alleged that the suspect opened the driver side door and pulled the victim out of the vehicle while holding something in his hand. He then fled the scene in the vehicle, police said.
Police said the second incident occurred a few days later on Jan. 1 at around 5:45 p.m. in the same area of Finch Avenue East and Midland Avenue area.
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In this incident, police said the victim was putting her two children into a vehicle when the accused approached them, made verbal demands and pointed bear spray at the woman and her children.