Nine Quebec teens arrested in Burlington and Mississauga in connection with car thefts
Published June 30, 2022 at 12:33 pm
A group of teenagers Halton Regional Police believe are involved in numerous reprogramming auto thefts, have been arrested in Burlington and Mississauga.
The nine teens, eight of them male, range in age from 16 to 19 and all are from Quebec.
The investigation began as a result of a traffic stop by Halton officers. Through the investigation, multiple suspects were identified, as well as a business in Mississauga where two stolen vehicles from Oakville were located.
A group of suspects was also believed to be staying at a hotel in Burlington.
Police executed search warrants at both the Mississauga business, where four suspects were arrested, at the Burlington hotel, where five people were arrested.
As a result of the search warrants, the following items were seized: two stolen Lexus SUVs, 18 blank key fobs, two master keys, one auto Propad basic key programmer, two fake driver’s licences, $5,100 US currency, $1,450 CAD currency, multiple cell phones, and various break and enter tools.
In order to protect the identity of the multiple youth offenders charged, police will not be identifying the adults also charged in relation to this investigation.
The teens are all facing multiple charges, including possession of stolen property, trafficking, possession of break-in instruments, and breach of probation.
All accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Det. Scott Heyerman of the 3 District Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4777, ext. 2342.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising