Cyclist steals car on Gardiner Highway from elderly woman in broad daylight
A cyclist stole a car from an elderly woman while she was driving on the Gardiner Freeway on Monday morning, police say.
The cyclist, who was on the Gardiner near Islington Avenue, stopped a westbound motorist, opened the door, pulled the driver – a 70-year-old woman – out of his seat and flew the car, Toronto police told CTV News Toronto.
Shortly after, the car collided with another vehicle on the Gardiner as it approached Park Lawn Road. The suspect then got out of the stolen car and ran.
Officers say they chased the suspect on foot and overtook her, leading to a violent confrontation and subsequent arrest.
The suspect was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and a police officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The 70-year-old woman was assisted by other drivers.
Andrea Moss, 28, was charged with theft, dangerous operation of a conveyance and assault with intent to resist arrest. The charges have not been proven in court.
POLICE INVESTIGATION: UPDATE
Gardiner XWY + Islington Ave
– Roads are now open
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations)
July 18, 2022
Gardiner’s Park Lawn Ramp was closed earlier in the day but has since reopened.