17-year-olds among those charged as cops say car thefts in Mississauga, Brampton prevented

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Published May 12, 2022 at 2:43 pm

17-year-olds among those charged as cops say car thefts in Mississauga, Brampton prevented

Auto theft cops say five arrests made in the last week have prevented a number of cars from being stolen in Mississauga and Brampton.

Peel Regional Police investigators with the 12 Division Auto Theft Unit say arrests were made and charges laid in two separate incidents, the most recent taking place in the early morning hours of Tuesday in east Mississauga.


Two men were arrested after police were called to the Bloor St./Fieldgate Dr. area at about 3:15 a.m. in response to a report of a vehicle theft in progress.

Police say they recovered multiple blank key fobs and a master computer key programmer, used to reprogram the fobs.

Navdeep Chauhan, 24, of Brampton, and Arshjot Singh, 24, of Caledon, are each charged with four counts of possessing automobile master key and possession of device to obtain computer service.

Additionally, Singh is charged with mischief over $5,000 and theft of motor vehicle.

They’ll both appear in Brampton court on dates to be determined.

Last Friday (May 6) just before 1 p.m., police making a traffic stop on Hwy. 410 south at Hwy. 401 wound up arresting three male youths from Quebec.

Additionally, police recovered multiple blank key fobs and master computer key programmers, and a large amount of cash from the car.

Yassine Afi, 18, and two 17-year-olds are facing charges of possessing automobile master key (seven counts) and possession of device to obtain computer service (two counts).

The 17-year-olds cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

All three will appear in Brampton court at later dates.

Peel police Supt. Rob Higgs applauded the “exceptional work” of investigators.

“These arrests have thwarted vehicle thefts from occurring within the Region of Peel and causing the loss of thousands of dollars for the members of our community,” he said.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121, ext. 1233, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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