Brampton Teens Nabbed in GTA Crime Spree
A pair of Brampton teens are facing charges in connection with a crime spree spanning multiple jurisdictions in the Greater Toronto Area - including Oakville and Halton Hills - and Halton police are looking to identify more suspects.
Investigators say thefts from community centres in Halton began on July 19.
Lockers were broken into by teenagers and personal items, such as car keys, were swiped.
Vehicles were taken using the stolen keys, which the teens then used to commit multiple daytime residential break and enters, say Halton police.
On July 19 two teens allegedly went into several unlocked lockers at the Gellert Community Centre in Georgetown, then stole a Honda CRV and a Kia Sorento from the parking lot.
They're also accused of stealing an Acura CSX after breaking into a locker at Oakville’s Glen Abbey Community Centre on Aug. 4.
The teens were arrested by Halton police on Aug. 29.
A 17-year-old Brampton boy is charged with five counts of theft of a motor vehicle (two Oakville charges, two Halton Hills charges, one Hamilton charge); theft under $5,000 (Oakville); and three counts of break and enter (Oakville).
A 14-year-old Brampton boy is charged with four counts of theft of a motor vehicle (two Oakville charges, one Halton Hills charge, one Hamilton charge); theft under $5,000 (Oakville); and three counts of break and enter (Oakville).
Their names are protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The case is ongoing and Halton investigators have teamed up with Peel Regional Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Hamilton Police, York Regional Police, and Barrie Police.
"Our GTA communities may vary in identity and demographics, however geographic boundaries are irrelevant to criminals," said Deputy Chief Nish Duraiappah, adding officers are committed "to work together behind the scenes to investigate and eliminate crimes such as this."
Anyone with information is asked to phone Det. Matt Kohler from 2 District's criminal investigations bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2261 or Det.-Const. Simon Burden of the 1 District criminal investigation bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2116 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.