Burlington Carjacking Suspect Nabbed by Police

A violent suspect wanted in a Burlington carjacking - which later sent a Halton police officer to hospital - has been handcuffed and is facing a slew of charges.

The man was arrested by York Regional Police for a separate investigation, Halton police Det. Jared McLeod confirmed.

He was brought back to Halton for a bail hearing on Feb. 16.

Police were initially sent to a fail to remain crash on Jan. 18 at 2:45 p.m. near King Rd. and Plains Rd.

That’s where the man driving one of the vehicles is accused of fleeing the scene and running to a nearby gas station where he carjacked a vehicle from an elderly woman pumping gas.

The senior wasn’t injured.

The man left in a dark grey 2005 Acura ATL four-door sedan, which was then involved in a short pursuit with police, later colliding with a cruiser.

The vehicle was last spotted entering Hwy. 407 westbound at Hwy. 400 at 7:14 p.m. on Jan. 18.

The Acura has also been located by police in York Region.

The suspect wasn’t in it.

Terry Lurch Strome, 41, of Dundas, is charged with two counts of robbery; three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; two counts of possession of a controlled substance; flight from police; drive while disqualified, two counts of failure to stop at scene of an accident; failure to comply with probation order; three counts of possession of stolen property; criminal negligence.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Jared McLeod of the criminal investigation bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2385 or Crime Stoppers “See Something, Hear Something, Know Something - Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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