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Media Release

Release Date: July 28th, 2019 - 2:38pm

Originator: Staff Sergeant, S/Sgt. Paul Davies, Uniform Operations, 905.825.4747 ext. 2410

Contact: Detective, On Duty Detective, 1 District CIB, ext. 2416

Location: Halton Hills

Attempted Armed Robbery of Halton Hills Cargo Yard

On Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. two bobtail transport trucks pulled up to the gate of a cargo yard in the area of Steeles Avenue and Winston Churchill Boulevard.

While the drivers engaged in conversation with the gate security guard, a third male came up from behind, placed the guard in a head lock and held a gun to him.  This suspect then demanded the guard open the gate to permit the trucks' entry into the yard.

Before the guard could comply with the demand, the suspects became aware they were on cctv and fled the site in the trucks.

The security guard was not injured.  Police credit his calm demeanour in ensuring that no harm came to himself.

The suspect trucks were believed to have been stolen earlier from a separate incident in Oakville.

Two of the suspects are described a male, black with Caribbean accents.

The Milton and Oakville Criminal Investigation Bureaus are investigating this matter.