A 33-year-old male from Cobourg faces numerous charges after carjacking a vehicle in Oshawa and fleeing from police.

Approximately at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2019,  a female victim was seated in her vehicle at a parking lot at Harmony Road North and Taunton Road East in Oshawa when an unknown suspect approached her and assaulted her before stealing her vehicle. DRPS Communicators were able to get information quickly to the responding officers and the vehicle was located travelling eastbound towards Clarington.

Air1 assisted officers and found the stolen SUV at a gas station on Hwy 35/115 in Newcastle. The suspect drove away and headed north to Concession Road 4 when officers initiated a pursuit. Responding officers discontinued the pursuit for safety concerns. Air1 continued to follow the vehicle and minutes later the vehicle was observed to lose control on a turn and flip over. The suspect exited the vehicle and continued to flee on foot. K-9 officers and members of East Division were able to set up a perimeter and the male was taken into custody. A video captured by Air1 can be viewed below.

Kyle GRIEDER, age 33, of Cornish Hall Road in Cobourg, is charged with:

  • Robbery;
  • Flight from Police;
  • Dangerous Operation;
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance;
  • Operate Conveyance While Prohibited x6 and
  • Drive While Under Suspension.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Medeiros of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1680.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.