Four suspects charged and vehicles recovered following a carjacking in Markham

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit have charged four people after two stolen vehicles were recovered following a carjacking in the City of Markham.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 5 p.m., a carjacking occurred along the westbound lanes of Highway 407 at Woodbine Avenue. A suspect attended a Mercedes Benz dealership in Markham under the guise that he wished to test drive a vehicle. The suspect provided what appeared to be a valid driver’s licence and went for the test drive with the victim in a Mercedes GLE SUV.

While on Highway 407, the suspect began pulling over while demanding that the victim get out. The suspect indicated that a second suspect, who was traveling in a Range Rover, was behind them and did not want the victim to get hurt. Once the vehicle was stopped, the suspect pushed the victim out of the car and both vehicles fled the scene.

The victim was not injured.

The vehicle was tracked to an underground parking lot in the Weston Road and Highway 7 in the City of Vaughan along with the Range Rover. Investigators from the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau and the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit were able to take four suspects into custody. The charged persons are Sean Letellier, 19, of Shelburne,  Yassine Jenkal, 23, of Toronto  Walid Haddoudi, 31, of Montreal  Michel Pothel, 48, of no fixed address.

Through investigation, it was learned that the Range Rover was also stolen.

At the time of these offences, one accused was already before the courts on unrelated charges and bound by three release orders including a Probation Order from the Province of Quebec. The same accused is also wanted in Quebec for Breach Probation and Fraud. A second accused is currently bound by a Firearms Prohibition. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6630, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at