MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. -- Woodstock police have charged a 38-year-old man in connection with a carjacking in the city last Monday.

The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. on April 12 near businesses in the area bounded by Norwich Avenue, Juliana Drive and Bruin Boulevard.

Police say a male suspect brandished an edged weapon and stole a black GMC Sierra pickup truck before fleeing in the vehicle.

An 84-year-old woman was hurt in the incident and taken to hospital with a minor injury.

Following an investigation, a 38-year-old Tillsonburg, Ont. man was charged with three counts of robbery with a weapon.

OPP  have also announced the same man is facing additional charges after they received several calls regarding the stolen vehicle being involved in thefts in Norfolk and Oxford counties.

As a result he is also charged with:

  • theft under $5,000 of a motor vehicle
  • theft under $5,000
  • possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • two counts of operation while prohibited
  • fail to comply with probation order

Woodstock police are thanking the members of the public for assisting the victim during the incident and those who provided information about the stolen vehicle.