Accused in Ont. ‘gas-and-dash’ fatal may be in Edmonton: Ontario Police
Abdullahi Mohamoud, 22, is seen in this court sketch.
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:05PM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:06PM MST
Police in Ontario have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a man, who is facing charges in connection to an alleged gas-and-dash incident in Mississauga, which left a gas station attendant dead.
Peel Regional Police said Abdullahi Mohamoud of Mississauga failed to appear in court, and his last known location was in the Edmonton area.
The accused is facing a number of charges including criminal negligence causing death, and theft under $5,000.
The incident in question took place at a Petro-Canada gas station on May 19, 2011 – it’s believed the only gas station attendant at the station, Hashem Atifeh Rad, 62, tried to stop a driver from driving away from a pump without paying.
Rad was hit by the vehicle, and dragged for a distance – he succumbed to injuries he suffered in the incident in hospital the next day.
Mohamoud was arrested in connection with that case in October 2011 – he was later returned to Edmonton to face charges here – but failed to appear in a Brampton courtroom in August.
Anyone with information on Mohamoud’s whereabouts is asked to call their local police – the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line is 780-423-4567, or #377 on a mobile phone – or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
With files from The Canadian Press