Nissan sought in gas-and-dash death
Police urge driver to turn themselves in
Peel Regional Police are looking for a Nissan Altima in connection with a gas-and-dash incident that resulted in the death of a Mississauga gas station attendant.
Hashem Atifeh Rad, 62, died May 19 while trying to stop a driver from fleeing a Petro-Canada station on Southdown Road near the Queen Elizabeth Way. Police say the man tried to leave without paying for $75 worth of gas.
Rad was dragged under the car and later died in hospital.
Insp. Robert Orr said police are looking for a beige Nissan Altima with a model year between 2002 and 2006. The driver is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old.
"This driver was observed by witnesses in the area concealing his licence plates just prior to the incident," said Orr.
Orr also urged the driver to turn themselves in to police.
"If you think you may be the driver we are looking for, we ask that you retain legal counsel and contact our investigators," he said. "We have devoted, and will continue to devote, considerable time and resources into bringing a resolution to this case. We will find you."
About 2,000 cars in Ontario meet that description.
Police say they will be contacting GTA drivers whose cars fit that description so their name can be struck off a list of suspect vehicles.
Anonymous tips can also be made by calling Crime Stoppers.