Six busted after crime spree that may connected to other thefts across the GTA
Published September 19, 2022 at 5:19 pm
Six men face nearly 50 charges following a string of commercial thefts across the Greater Toronto Area including in Peel, Durham, Halton and York Regions.
The crime spree began in November 2021 in York, though police did not specify where in the Region. Following numerous reports of theft the York Regional Police Service launched an investigation.
After nearly a year of investigation, on September 13 YRP identified four suspects while they tried to steal $6,000 worth of smoke detectors from a store in Barrie.
Upon the suspects’ arrest officers say they found methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.
The next day, investigators raided a home in Toronto on a search warrant. They found and arrested two more suspects in the house.
During the raid police also found numerous stolen items including; a stolen U-Haul van with keys, power tools, Moen faucets and other household accessories. All told the goods are worth around $15,000
Police also found 5 g of heroin and 2 g of cocaine in the house.
Investigation has linked the suspects to 21 incidents across the GTA. The suspects, all from Toronto, are;
- Salinder Singh, 26
- Navdeep Singh, 23
- Lovepreet Singh, 25
- Annuveer Singh, 25
- Manpreet Singh, 24, and
- Sukhman Deep, 34
All together the suspects’ 47 charges include;
- fraud over $5,000
- theft under $5,000
- possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
- dangerous driving
- possession of heroin
- possession of cocaine
- possession of methamphetamine, and
- failure to comply with a court order
Investigators believe the recovered goods may be connected to other store thefts in Durham, Halton and Peel Regions and the City of Toronto.
The investigation is ongoing and officers continue to seek new information and witnesses. Anyone with information can reach York police at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7441 or Crime Stoppers at anonymously at 1-800-222-(TIPS).
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