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Man tried to eject woman officer from police car to steal it

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) yesterday evening reported about a man who tried to steal a police vehicle even though his own was in working order.

The man even tried to eject a police woman officer from her car so he could steal it.

“An officer was approached by a male who attempted to steal her marked police car on Victoria Street East in Whitby,” said a police alert.

“The male attempted to remove the officer from her vehicle and disarm her,” it said.

Apparently being unsuccessful, the man fled the area in his own vehicle, but was arrested a short distance away, police said promising more information to follow later.


A 32-year-old male is facing charges. On Wednesday, June 5 at about 4:35 pm, a member from Central West Division was sitting in a marked police vehicle when she was approached by a male who tried to remove her from the vehicle and obtain her firearm. After he was unsuccessful the male fled the area in his vehicle.

Members from Central West, Central East, the K9 unit as well as Air1 searched the area and were able to locate the suspect near the 401 and Stevenson Road. Officers were able to pin in the vehicle and take the male into custody without incident.

The suspect from Ajax was charged and held for a bail hearing. Name and further details available at

Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area that may have dash cam footage or information to contact Detective Graff of the Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5365.

Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name or identify the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspect[s] and not convicted by a court, and
2. Sometimes charges are amended or dropped.

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