Three men arrested in relation to re-programming thefts of high-end vehicles in Oakville and Mississauga
Published July 12, 2021 at 7:42 pm
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has arrested three males after a series of high-end vehicle thefts in Oakville.
Police say on July 8, 2021, during the early morning hours, a group of male suspects stole four Lexus vehicles from the driveways of residents in east Oakville and Mississauga.
The suspects broke into the vehicles and then utilized a re-programming device in order to start and steal the vehicles, according to police.
As a result of the investigation, the HRPS was able to identify an involved suspect vehicle. On July 9, 2021 officers located and arrested three males in relation to the thefts.
Kensley Nazer, a 19-year-old from Montreal has been charged with theft of motor vehicle (4 counts), possession of an automobile master key (5 counts) and obstruct police. Nazer was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Anouar Mahrez, a 22-year-old from Montreal was charged with theft of motor vehicle (4 counts) and possession of an automobile master key (5 counts). Mahrez was released on an Undertaking.
Sofiane Rahmani, a 22-year-old from Montreal was charged with theft of motor vehicle (4 counts) and possession of an automobile master key (5 counts). Rahmani was released on an Undertaking.
Police say as a result of the investigation, the four stolen vehicles have since been recovered.
The total value of the vehicles is approximately $200,000, according to police.
The investigation is ongoing in an effort to identify the fourth male involved in these thefts.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.Insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies