WARMINGTON: Modern-day Bonnie and Clyde felled by Halton’s Highwaymen

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While they may not make movies on Kendra and Josh, Halton Region won’t forget the day the alleged carjacking couple brought their failed act to town.

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Seems the accused crime couple’s decision to try to pull off their alleged armed caper in Burlington won’t go down in lore like Bonnie and Clyde achieved almost 90 years ago.

It, however, wasn’t for lack of trying.

Halton Regional Police Service reported Tuesday, June 21 at 4:50 p.m. “a female was getting into her 2020 Range Rover which was parked in an office parking lot in the area of North Service Road and Burloak Drive in Burlington” when she was “approached by a male suspect holding a firearm and was ordered out of the vehicle.”

She was not physically hurt. Meanwhile, turns out the guy with the gun had a gal pal accomplice. “A female was waiting in a grey Dodge Journey” nearby and within seconds “both suspects fled the area in the stolen Range Rover and the Dodge Journey.”

But unlike Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who managed to elude authority for two years, these two were gone in less than 60 minutes. In separate vehicles these two started heading toward Upper Middle Rd. and Sutton Dr. when the stolen Range Rover, like the one taken in a similar fashion from Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner last month, collided with another vehicle and was unable to continue.

“The suspect was observed fleeing from the scene on foot” where within minutes “HRPS officers located and arrested the suspect” and “recovered a firearm from the stolen vehicle.”

One down and one to go.

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Halton’s Highwaymen (and women) live by the motto “not in our town” and once again made true to the slogan by nabbing the alleged carjacker. These two accused wannbe crime stars ran into Halton’s Hamer and Gault-style crime-fighting treatment.

“Just after 5:30 p.m, officers located the Dodge Journey driving in the area of Appleby Line and Mainway in Burlington where officers conducted a traffic stop and arrested the female suspect,” Halton cops said.

Joshua Belshaw, 22, of St. Catharines and Kendra MacLeod, 21, of Welland, are charged with robbery with a firearm and an SUV load of other serious charges. They are ordered held until a bail hearing and are considered to be innocent until proven guilty.

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HRPS Chief Steve Tanner said anybody who thinks they can stick up residents in his community should know they will be hunted down fiercely.

“I am appalled at the level of violence and the use of firearms involved in recent crimes and in particular carjackings,” said Tanner. “I am so proud of our investigative teams and front line officers who once again were able to identify and arrest both. I am hopeful that given the fact that firearms were used in this incident will go towards the (accused) being held in custody and ultimately result in appropriately lengthy sentences (if convicted).”

Whatever their future, the accuesed may have gotten the message it may be wise to not show their faces in Halton any time soon.

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