Two held for vicious home invasions, robberies; one more sought

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Ahmad Rashid – suspect

Two individuals have been arrested by the Peel Regional Police in connection with a series of violent home invasions and jewelry store robberies that occurred between October 31, 2014 and December 23, 2015.

The Central Robbery Bureau said the acts of these two individuals were vicious and  and cowardly. In some cases, the accused parties used hand guns, duct tape, zip ties and a taser to assault the victims which included elderly and children.

Peel Regional Police Acting Inspector Donny Ross, Officer-in-Charge of Crimes against Property and Robbery, addressed the media regarding these arrests made in Project Blue Rock, which focused on home invasion style robberies. He said that  6 full time investigators were given charge to tackle these violent crimes.

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Assistance was given by the Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Services, and the Toronto Police Service. As well, Peel Regional Police would like to recognize the Jewelers Vigilance Canada and MPP Harinder MALHI.

While the investigation is still  open, the Robbery Bureau has arrested and charged Niranjan Kalaichlvam,  a 32 year old Brampton resident, and Shakyle Henry,a  20 year old Brampton resident.

The Central Robbery Bureau has also obtained a warrant of arrest for Rashid Ahamad,  described as a south Asian male from Windsor, 25 years of age, 5’9” tall, 157 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He also has a scar over his left eyebrow.

Those who know  the whereabouts of Rashid Ahamad have been asked to call investigators from the Peel Regional Police Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-3311 ext. 3410.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip. – CINEWS

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