Over 100 vehicles stolen in the past week in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published October 1, 2022 at 5:38 pm

There has been a recent spike in auto theft in Mississauga and Brampton with over 100 vehicles stolen in the region in just the past week.

Crime mapping data recorded by Peel Regional Police shows 107 reported incidents of auto theft in the time from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25.

Out of that 107, 69 cars were stolen in Mississauga while the remaining 38 were stolen in Brampton.

That is an average of about 15 cars stolen every day in the region.

Just a week ago, members of the OPP recovered a 2021 Ram pickup truck in Mississauga that had recently been stolen from Caledon.

Security camera footage from the victim’s home showed three men blinking the headlights at approximately 3:20 a.m. before entering the truck and driving away.

And on Sept. 8, a Brampton resident was apprehended and charged after stealing a transport truck and trailer filled with furniture.

Police later discovered that this man had just been arrested a few days before for sleeping inside a stolen transport truck.

44-year-old Jasvinder Atwal was arrested and charged with over 10 different criminal offences.

Peel Regional Police remind residents of the following to help keep their vehicle secure:

  • If possible, park vehicles in a locked garage
  • Install GPS trackers in vehicles if possible
  • Install steering wheel lock systems
  • Store vehicle keys/fobs away from the exterior walls of your home
  • Consider storing keys/fobs in Faraday boxes
  • Make sure the doors are locked and the windows are rolled up
  • Ensure there is adequate lighting in the area of driveways and entranceways
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