Police arrest pair of suspects in connection to car theft in Oakville

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Published March 30, 2021 at 5:21 pm

Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made a pair of arrests in connection to a vehicle theft in Oakville.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday (March 30), an Oakville resident heard their vehicle start and upon investigation discovered it had been stolen.

After a brief investigation, HRPS officers were able to locate the vehicle and arrest the suspects—20-year-old Mohammad Khan of Quebec, and 25-year-old Pablo Rawlins-Ramos.

Khan has been charged with Theft of motor vehicle, and Possession of Break and Enter Instruments; while Rawlins-Ramos has been charged with Theft of motor vehicle, Possession of Break and Enter Instruments, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Fail to Comply with Probation, and Fail to Comply with Weapons Prohibition.

During the arrest, police also discovered a signal relay device, which is often used to steal vehicles by disabling the security system.

Additionally, HRPS is warning residents of a recent rise in overnight vehicle thefts using such a device. Thieves are targeting certain makes and models including Lexus RX350s and GX460s, Toyotas, Land Rover Range Rovers, and Ford pickup trucks.

Further, anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact Detective Constable Ben Merchant at the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 extension 2248.

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