355 cars stolen in the last 30 days in Mississauga and Brampton


Published July 9, 2022 at 6:11 pm

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Police continue to crack down on car thefts in Mississauga and Brampton as a total of 355 vehicles were stolen in the past 30 days.

According to Peel Regional Police crime mapping data, 355 incidents of auto theft occurred in the region between June 7 and July 6.

212 of those incidents happened in Mississauga while the remaining 143 took place in Brampton.

Peel Regional Police crime map showing the location of 355 auto thefts in the past 30 days.

That averages out to 11 vehicles stolen every day from Peel Region streets.

Most of the recent auto-theft incidents police are seeing target newer, reprogrammable, luxury vehicles.

Peel Regional Police recently apprehended nine teenagers involved in numerous reprogramming auto-thefts.

Multiple items used to steal cars were found in their possession such as 18 blank key fobs, two master keys, and an auto Propad basic key programmer.

Thieves will gain access to the vehicle manually and then use the vehicle’s Onboard Diagnostic Connector (OBD2) data port to reprogram a dummy key fob.

The teens are all facing multiple charges, including possession of stolen property, trafficking, possession of break-in instruments, and breach of probation.

Peel Regional Police remind residents to:

  • Park your vehicle in the garage, if possible. Remember to lock your garage door. If you have a second vehicle, park it directly behind targeted ones.
  • Ensure your property is well lit.
  • Do not leave running vehicles unattended. Ensure you always lock car doors and roll up your windows.
  • Do not leave your keys by the front door; store them far away from your vehicle.
  • Avoid storing valuables or packages in open sight in your vehicles (place them out of sight or in the trunk).


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