$800,000 in high-end autos stolen in Brampton leads police to overseas shipping operation in Mississauga

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Published June 28, 2024 at 2:17 pm

Police say some $800,000 worth of luxury vehicles have been recovered after being stolen in Brampton, leading investigators to a Mississauga shipping yard where autos were being shipped overseas.

The break-in happened on June 3 when Peel Regional Police say 10 high-end vehicles were stolen from “an auto retail business” in Brampton.

Police say the suspects used a pickup truck to crash through barriers at the business before stealing the vehicles, which included BMW and Mercedes SUVs and cars, as well as a Land Rover and a Lexus.

The luxury vehicles had a combined value of $800,000, and police say that within days they were able to locate eight of the stolen autos across the GTA.

But the investigation also led officers to a Mississauga shipping location where “vehicles were being exported overseas,” police said.

Peel police say they raided a home in Oakville on June 18 and found evidence related to the investigation including fraudulent government IDs, vehicle keys and “items to assist with the theft of motor vehicles.”

Four people were arrested during the investigation including a 29-year-old from Brampton and a Markham man who police say was already on a release order for auto theft-related charges.

Peel police say Tyrel Morgan, 29, of Brampton, Teshawn Tulloch, 30, of Oakville, Mohammad Siddiqui, 41, of no fixed address and Muhammad Fayaz, 40, of Markham, were all arrested and charged with multiple offences.

Last week Peel police unveiled a new mobile X-ray scanner in Brampton that the force says will help stop vehicles stolen in Mississauga, Brampton, and across Ontario from leaving the country. The move comes following repeated calls by Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown for the federal government to beef up security at Canada’s ports and shipping yards.

The $3.5-million mobile scanner will be used to check cargo containers for pilfered vehicles at the CN Brampton and CP Vaughan intermodal hubs which both send commercial goods to the Port of Montreal where nearly 600 vehicles were stopped from leaving the country earlier this year.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Peel Regional Police by calling 905-453-3311. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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