Getaway in stolen Jaguar leads police to $140,000 in cars, Brampton trio charged in multiple thefts

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Published February 2, 2024 at 10:04 am

Police have seized more than $140,000 in stolen vehicles and charged three men from Brampton allegedly involved in several thefts after a police chase with a stolen Jaguar.

The takedowns happened on Wednesday after Waterloo Regional Police say officers were called to the area of Randall Road and Winston Boulevard in Cambridge after receiving reports of a stolen vehicle.

Police say a 2023 Toyota Tundra was taken from a driveway, and when officers caught up to the vehicle they found it occupied along with a Jaguar F-Pace, which had also been reported stolen.

The vehicles were located in the Township of Puslinch, some 30 kilometres northeast of Cambridge, and when suspects spotted police they took off in the stolen Jag.

Police gave chase and managed to stop the vehicle, but that’s when three suspects made a break for it on foot. And after a short sprint, police say the three men were arrested.

On top of the two stolen vehicles worth more than $140,000, investigators also seized reprogramming equipment, break-in tools and an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency.

Police say three 22-year-old men from Brampton have been charged with multiple offences including seven counts of theft of motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, possession of automobile master key, dangerous driving and flight from police.

The identities of the accused have not been released, and police believe the men have been involved in other reprogramming thefts throughout Ontario.

Since 2021, reprogramming thefts have been a provincial and local trend and police say vehicles currently being targeted include newer model Toyota Tundras, Toyota Highlanders, Jeep Wranglers and Ram pickup trucks.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Waterloo Regional Police at 519-570-9777. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.crimestoppers.ca.

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