Burlington perfume theft leads to drug charges against those from Mississauga and Brampton


Published August 17, 2021 at 9:03 pm


A Halton Police investigation into a break and enter at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Burlington has led to numerous drug charges and the arrest of three people from Mississauga and a Brampton man.

Police say three suspects broke into the retail store, located at 4524 New Street in Burlington, at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning and stole numerous fragrance bottles before fleeing from the store.

As a result of their investigation into the theft, officers determined that the stolen items were being stored at a residence in Mississauga.

A fourth male associated with the residence was also identified and police observed him trafficking drugs in Mississauga 

Police, with the assistance from the Mobile Surveillance Unit, Tactical Rescue Unit and 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, executed Criminal Code search warrants on the residence, trailer, and vehicle belonging to one of the suspects. 

Four suspects were arrested as a result of the investigation.

Charged are:

Phillip Hector (36) of Brampton

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Crack Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order (2 counts)
  • Fail to Comply with Firearms Prohibition (4 counts)
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Device
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession of Restricted Firearm
  • Careless Storage of Firearm

Jeanette Magiera (46) of Mississauga

  • Break and Enter
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Possession of Fentanyl

Arthur Monckton (39) of Mississauga

  • Break and Enter
  • Possession of Stolen Property 

Antonio Cardoso (53) of Mississauga

  • Break and Enter
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Seized items included (see attached photo):
  • Fragrances (value approx. $15,000)
  • Crack cocaine (3 grams)
  • Fentanyl (approx. 1 gram)
  • 9mm handgun
  • Three magazines
  • 24 rounds of ammunition

Magiera, Monckton and Cardoso were released on an Undertaking. Hector is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.


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