Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in armed carjackings

We have laid several charges in relation to three armed carjackings of Amazon delivery vehicles that occurred in December 2021 and January 2022.

In each instance, the delivery drivers were carjacked by men brandishing either a gun or bear spray. The drivers were forced into the vehicle and driven around for some time before being dropped off unharmed. It is believed the offenders worked with others in a coordinated effort to steal the packages from the delivery vans and then subsequently abandon the vehicles.

After a two-month long investigation, police obtained a search warrant for a residence and associated vehicle in the 100 block of Coral Springs Boulevard N.E. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, police recovered approximately 70 items directly tied to the robberies. In addition to the stolen property, police also seized the following:

  • 71 x .22 calibre rounds
  • Two, .20-gauge shotgun shells
  • One 16-gauge shotgun shell
  • 14, .45 calibre rounds
  • Browning 20-gauge shotgun
  • Ruger .22 calibre LR
  • Three cell phones
  • A 2017 Audi A4 that had previously been reported stolen

“This was a complex investigation whereby the impacts of criminal behaviour were felt by the victims of the carjackings, as well as community members near the residence where we conducted the search warrant,” said Detective Shelby Stewart with the General Investigations Unit. “We are pleased this was brought to a successful conclusion thanks to the coordinated efforts of several areas of the Calgary Police Service.”

Four people have been charged in relation to this investigation with possession of stolen property under $5,000, along with numerous firearms related offences. The individuals charged are:

  • Kyle Levi Patrick LAYTON, 37
  • Abdul Rahman SESAY, 28
  • Salfa Omal REX, 24
  • Mahad AHMED, 25

Case #22063969/4521