Would-be car thieves steal keys from luxury Mississauga homes, but don’t get the vehicles

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Published September 14, 2023 at 4:13 pm

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Police are on the hunt for several culprits who broke into multiple Mississauga upscale homes and stole the keys to luxury vehicles, but were then unable to make off with the cars.

Peel Regional Police say the series of break-ins took place in the overnight and early morning hours of Tuesday (Sept. 12) and targeted luxury homes in the Mississauga Road/QEW area of the city.

According to investigators with the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau, the homeowners were home at the time in all cases as the culprits grabbed the car keys with the intention of then stealing the luxury vehicles that were parked in the garages and driveways.

However, for various reasons police did not specify in a news release, the culprits were unable to take any vehicles.

A police spokesperson told insauga.com that the targeted vehicles may have been protected with anti-theft devices or locked inside garages that prevented the would-be car thieves from carrying out their plan.

Meanwhile, investigators are canvassing the area for any video footage that shows the culprits in action.

They’re also urging area residents to be vigilant and mindful and to be sure to keep their vehicles locked at all times and keys placed in a secure location within their home.

Residents are also encouraged to contact police if they see any suspicious vehicles, people or activity in their neighbourhood.

Anyone with information related to the break-ins, including those who may have CCTV footage that captured the incidents, is asked to call police at 905-453-3311, ext. 1133, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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