‘Rare’ Ferrari carjacking: Police announce three arrests and are still searching for a suspect in the knife robbery
Toronto police have arrested three people and are now looking for a fourth suspect after two Ferraris – one valued at $1 million – were stolen last fall.
Police said they received a call shortly after midnight on September 30 about a car theft in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road.
It is believed that two suspects in a BMW were following the victim, who was driving their 2017 Ferrari F2. After the Ferrari driver parked his vehicle and walked home, the suspects approached the victim and, at knifepoint, demanded the keys to the Ferrari.
“The victim turned the keys and the suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle,” the police press release said.
Police also said the 2017 Ferrari F12 was valued at $1 million.
In a video recently released by police, the bright orange supercar can be seen driving in front of the suspects’ dark-colored BMW on an unidentified residential street.
Although the car theft cannot be seen in the video, the police said it happened shortly after.
In another incident, a few weeks later, on November 6, the police received another report of a stolen car in the West St. area. Clair Avenue and Avenue Road.
Police said the victim was driving her 2018 Ferrari 488 Spider and parked the vehicle.
“The suspect approached the driver as he was getting out of the vehicle,” the police claimed in the press release. “The suspect pulled out a knife and aggressively searched the victim’s pockets until the Ferrari key was found.”
Police said the stolen vehicle was valued at approximately $300,000.
Following an extensive joint investigation between the Hold-Up Squad-Car Jacking Task Force and the Organized Crime Investigative Support Unit, four suspects responsible for the two carjackings have been identified.
On November 22, 2022, three of the four suspects were found and arrested.
Samuel Wyncenty, 22, Beaudon Petrohelos, 22, and Elliot Raines, 24, all of Toronto, face serious charges including robbery with a gun and possession of property valued at more than $5,000.
Now a fourth suspect, identified as 23-year-old Ryan Tyson of Toronto is wanted on charges of conspiracy to commit a felony related to the carjackings.
Tyson is also wanted in connection with an incident that occurred on Tuesday October 4, 2022
Tyson is also reportedly wanted in connection with another incident on October 4, 2022.
Officials said Tyson allegedly evaded police and struck an officer assigned to the Guns and Gangs Task Force with a vehicle he was driving.
The Police also say that they have recovered the two Ferraris.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350 Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.