Video captures man confronting truck thieves outside his home in Mississauga


Published February 13, 2023 at 4:28 pm

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Surveillance video captures a Mississauga man confronting truck thieves outside his home last week.

The video shows the thieves banging down the front door of the home in the Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue area just after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The video also shows inside the home with a man rushing toward the front door.

Outside, one thief is ready to drive the 2017 F-150 Ford Raptor truck out of the driveway but the man runs out of his home and bangs on the truck window. The thief gets out of the truck.

The resident, Abe, says he was asleep in the living room when the thieves broke down the door.

“All of a sudden I hear these huge bangs on the door and I just bolt it up. And within like five seconds I was sprinting down the street,” Abe tells

The thieves did get inside the home but backed off when Abe ran toward them.

Abe ran outside to the driver’s side of his truck and punched the window. The guy in the driver’s seat was startled and got out. But Abe says another person in the group of four thieves told him to get back in the truck.

Abe backs off because the culprits, with their hands in their pockets, pointed something at him.

“But they didn’t say that they were going to do anything or they didn’t threaten me at all. And I didn’t see any weapons. But I just there was just that risk there. I was like, alright, this is not worth it.”

Abe’s mother had already called police and they arrived quickly, about three minutes later. But the thieves had already taken the truck. The police weren’t able to find, he said.

Peel Regional Police didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.

More video footage shows what appears to be the same thieves in a Range Rover driving by the home up two times before the theft.

Abe believes the thieves broke into the home because they were after the keys for a second family vehicle, a Mercedes, in the garage. They used a relay device to connect to the key fob to take the truck. Once inside the truck, they used the garage door opener and saw the Mercedes in the garage.

“It was just totally brazen,” Abe says. “They wanted that Mercedes so bad. They busted down the doors like totally impulsive.”

Abe says he didn’t really think when he rushed to the door. He just felt something was wrong then realized “somebody’s trying to get in the house.”

“My adrenaline was through the roof,” he says. “So it was just in the moment thing I didn’t really have time to think.”

He wasn’t hurt but the police later told him it wasn’t worth the risk.

Abe describes the culprits as young from about 16 to 20 years old. Only one of them spoke to him saying something like “Hey, man, we’re real robbers here. Okay, so don’t be a tough guy.”

“I was like, ‘dude, I know. You’re real robbers. You broke into my house.'”

Abe wishes he had some type of tracking device in his car like the Toronto man who used AppleTags to find his vehicle last month.

“I never expected it to happen to me,” he says. “I just wish I was a little bit more prepared.”

He adds that he will be ready next time.

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