Halton Police Continue Hunt for Burlington Carjacking Suspect
Halton police are continuing their hunt in the Greater Toronto Area for a Dundas, Ont. man who's wanted in relation to a Burlington carjacking.
“We’re still trying to track down some leads,” said Halton police Det. Jared McLeod on Saturday.
The man was identified by investigators on Jan. 19 as 41-year-old Terry Lurch Strome.
“If you see him, great. Let us know,” McLeod said.
Witnesses are still being sought after officers were 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 male driver of one of the vehicles allegedly fled the collision, 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 TL four-door sedan with Ontario licence plate BBJL 781.
The Acura was then involved in a short pursuit with police, later colliding with a cruiser.
An officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police haven't yet found the Acura and they're asking the public for help.
“If anyone has any tips, please give us a call,” said McLeod.
The vehicle was last spotted entering Hwy. 407 westbound at Hwy. 400 at 7:14 p.m. on Jan. 18.
The suspect has a history of violence and is known to flee from police, say investigators.
He’s already been convicted of assaulting a Halton police officer in a similar incident in which he fled a scene.
Strome is wanted for robbery, flight police, dangerous driving, and criminal negligence, among other criminal offences.
The officer who was sent to hospital went back to work on Jan. 19.
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).
Photos courtesy of Halton Regional Police
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