Peel Police have announced some details in a series of violent home invasions of jewelery store owners.
The criminals targetted members of the South Asian community in Brampton.
Police began “Project Blue Rock” in December 2015 after a series of robberies between October 2014 and December 23, 2015.
Investigators have arrested 2 men in connection with a series of violent home invasions and jewelry store robberies.
Police say two of the incidents occurred at residences in Brampton and the third in Toronto. A fourth robbery took place at an AR International currency exchange location in Mississauga.
The suspects would in some cases would use hand guns, duct tape, zip ties and a taser to assault the victims which included elderly and children.
Assistance was given by the Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Services, and the Toronto Police Service along with the Jewelers Vigilance Canada and MPP Harinder Malhi.
While the investigation remains open, the Central Robbery Bureau has arrested and charged Niranjan Kalaichlvam, a 32 year old Brampton resident, and Shakyle Henry a 20 year old Brampton resident.
Police are still looking for 25 year old Rashid Ahmad, of Windsor and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
He is described as a south Asian male, 5’9” tall, 157 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He also has a scar over his left eyebrow.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call investigators from the Peel Regional Police Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-3311 ext. 3410.