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Police reenact unsolved Brampton hit and run

09/13/2012 10:52 EDT | Updated 11/13/2012 05:12 EST
Peel Regional Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a driver who hit and killed an elderly man in Brampton before driving away.

In the July 16 incident, 80-year-old Joginder Singh was out on his early morning walk to the nearby Sikh temple on Timberlane Drive.

He was struck and killed just a few doors from his home by a driver who chose to flee instead of remain at the scene.

"It was really shocking," Harleen Dhaliwal, Singh’s granddaughter, told CBC News. "You don't expect something like this to happen to anyone.”

Pieces of the car's black bumper were left at the scene. Police say the bumper is from either a 1999 or 2000 Honda Civic.

On Thursday Peel police released this video reenactment in hopes it will spur anyone with information about the hit and run to come forward.

"I'm hoping that the person realizes that our family is hurting and that either way, he's gonna be getting caught," said Dhaliwal.

Police have canvassed the neighbourhood and examined security camera footage from the Sikh temple but so far they don't have any more information about the driver.

Police are hoping the video will lead to new information about the case.

"We're hoping that it can maybe jog the memory of any witnesses that may have seen the incident or may have seen the vehicle," said Peel Police Const. George Tudos.

Police are also interested on checking out any body shops where work on the car might have taken place.

Dhaliwal just wants the driver responsible to come forward.

"It's pretty surprising that anyone could be living with themselves while they killed an old man who was so innocent," she said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Peel Regional Police at 905-453-3311 ext. 3710.

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