Brampton man arrested for string of ‘porch thefts’ in Oakville, Burlington, Milton

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Published March 18, 2022 at 4:10 pm

A Brampton man has been arrested in connection with multiple thefts of packages from front doors in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills.

Halton police from the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau made an arrest and laid multiple charges after a lengthy investigation.

The two-month long investigation linked a series of thefts from residential porches to one suspect.

Ravneet Brar, 25, of Brampton, was arrested today (Mar. 18) after police executed a search warrant at a residence in Brampton where they recovered stolen property.

Brar has been charged with 19 counts of theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He has been released from custody pending a court appearance.

Police offer the following tips for residents when having packages delivered:

  • Have packages delivered to your workplace
  • Arrange deliveries for when someone will be home
  • Have the post office hold your package
  • Have package shipped to a store
  • Request signature upon delivery
  • Request carriers place package out of sight

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau Det.-Const. Matt Ren at 905-825-4777, ext. 2346.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

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