Mosque break-in and stolen car in Brampton leads to charges for teens


Published April 20, 2023 at 12:45 pm

A pair of teens are facing charges after allegedly breaking into a Brampton Mosque and stealing a vehicle over the weekend.

Just before 6:00 am on Saturday (April 15), Peel Regional Police say that two youths broke into a Mosque in the area of Great Lakes Dr. and Sandalwood Pkwy in Brampton.

The teens allegedly stole multiple personal items belonging to members of the Mosque as well as a set of keys to a vehicle, police said.

The pair then allegedly stole the vehicle and fled the scene in the vehicle, police said. Police did not disclose the name of the Mosque but posts by users on social media say it was the Jamiat Ul Ansar Mosque.

On Monday, police say a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were arrested and charged with one count each of Theft of Motor Vehicle and Theft Under $5,000.

The accused can not be named due to a provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Both parties are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date, and none of the allegations have been proven in court.

Police say investigators recovered the vehicle and multiple stolen items during the investigation which were returned to their rightful owners.

Several places of worship in both Brampton and Mississauga have seen break-ins and vandalism in recent months.

Anyone with information on this incident or crime in the community is encouraged to contact Peel Regional Police at (905) 453–2121. You can also contact Peel CrimeStoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting

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