3 vehicles and $1,500 in credit stolen from payment terminal, Caledon man charged


Published September 5, 2023 at 12:50 pm

A Caledon man is facing charges as OPP continue to investigate the recent theft of multiple vehicles and a payment transfer machine.

On the morning of Friday, Sept. 1, Dufferin OPP responded to reports of a stolen 2023 Ford F-150 and a payment terminal (debit/credit machine) from a dealership in the town of Mono, located in south-central Ontario near Dufferin County.

“The vehicle was stolen from the property before 3:00 a.m., earlier that morning. It would appear that the suspect had entered the dealership through a window which they had broken,” said OPP, who believe the suspect was the passenger in a light-coloured Nissan SUV.

Police say the suspects also took $1,500 in credit through the stolen payment terminal machine.

Later that same morning, OPP responded to a report of a stolen 2021 Black Cadillac Escalade from a home in Mono, believed to have been stolen shortly after 1:30 a.m. that day.

At around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, OPP responded to a restaurant in the town of Shelburne for a suspicious vehicle on the roadway.

“As officers arrived on scene, they were advised by a witness that the vehicle was just stolen from a residence on John Street in Shelburne. The officers were provided a description of the suspect in question who had just left the Sports Bar,” said OPP.

Police located and arrested 20-year-old Caledon resident Jakob Antczak, who is charged with theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

The first two incidents are still under investigation, and police have not named any other suspects at this time.

OPP have provided the following tips to help residents prevent their vehicles from being stolen:

  • Ensure your vehicle keys are kept well away from doors and windows
  • Use a signal blocking pouch/box
  • Turn off the keyless fob wireless signal at night (refer to your car manual for instructions)
  • Use a steering wheel lock or car alarm
  • Consider a secondary audible car alarm
  • Park in the garage if possible
  • Insert a car tracker which can track the vehicle by GPS

Anyone with information or video surveillance footage related to these incidents is asked to contact the Dufferin OPP Detachment at 519-942-1711 or 1-888-310-1122.

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