Two arrested in Hwy 17 carjacking

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Two people have been arrested after police responded to a call of armed robbery in Head, Clara, Maria Wednesday.

Police report that on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at approximately 2 pm, members of the Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an armed robbery on Highway 17, in Head, Clara, Maria Township.

The victim had stopped his vehicle to offer assistance to two persons who were observed walking on Highway 17.

Shortly after offering the two persons a ride, one person brandished a weapon and demanded the victim surrender the vehicle. The victim complied, and the vehicle was taken by the two persons. The victim was not injured.

Responding officers, along with the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Renfrew County Crime Unit, and the Canine Unit located and arrested two suspects.

Mathew Sinobert, age 38, of Brunswick House First Nation, has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Robbery
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Assault With a Weapon
  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle

Kayla White, age 27, of Chapleau, Ontario has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Robbery
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Both accused were held pending a bail court hearing, on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 1 pm, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke.