Two men arrested in Brampton after vehicle thefts from hotel parking lots in Peel region
Published November 3, 2023 at 7:21 pm
Two men were arrested in connection with thefts of SUVs from hotel parking lots throughout the Peel region, police said today (Nov. 3).
Both men are accused of stealing nine newer model American-made SUVs valued at about $905,000.
Investigators arrested two suspects they believe are responsible for the vehicle thefts in the area of Queen Street East and Gateway Drive in Brampton on Oct. 27.
Police also found a loaded 9mm Ruger pistol and other “offence-related property.”
Along with being accused of vehicle theft, Mohamed Khlass, 20, from Montreal faces numerous firearms-related charges. Other charges include possession of an automobile master key, a tool that can operate the ignition or other switches or locks of motor vehicles; possession of a device to obtain unauthorized use of a computer system; and possession of a counterfeit mark. He’s also accused of obstructing police and possessing a controlled substance.
Tajinder Dhillon, 21, from Brampton faces charges related to firearms. He’s accused of possessing an automobile master key, a device to obtain unauthorized use of a computer system and a counterfeit mark. He’s also charged with obstructing police, possessing opioid and stealing a motor vehicle.
“I want to thank our officers for their diligence and dedication in seeing this investigation through to a successful conclusion. Our investigators, and our entire organization, are committed to the safety and well-being of our community by holding accountable those responsible for these criminal actions,” said Marc Andrews, deputy chief of police.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call investigators at 905-453–2121, ext. 2133. People can provide information anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.