Two Teens Accused of Stealing Electronics from Online Sellers in Peel
Police are warning the public to be vigilant when buying and selling products online following a string of alleged thefts targeting online sellers.
Peel police say that between November 24, 2018 and March 4, 2019, several incidents were reported to police involving suspects who were targeting individuals who were selling electronic devices on multiple popular online advertising platforms.
Police allege that once the sellers met the suspects at an agreed upon location, the suspects stole the electronic devices from the victims.
On March 13, 18-year-old Keshawn Lewis and 18-year-old Kenrick Williams were arrested and charged with numerous theft and fraud related offences.
Both of the accused parties will be appear in court at a later date.
Investigators believe there are more victims and are encouraging them to come forward.
Police say the suspects used many different names to communicate with potential online sellers including Marcell, Barry Johnson, Jerry and Carl.
Anyone with information relating to this investigation are asked to call investigators at 11 Division Neighbourhood Policing Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext.1105.
Police are reminding residents in Brampton and Mississauga to utilize the Buy and Sell Exchange Zones instead of meeting buyers and sellers in other locations.
The zones can be found at the following police stations:
- 11 Division, located at 3030 Erin Mills Parkway in the City of Mississauga
- 12 Division, located at 4600 Dixie Road in the City of Mississauga
- 22 Division, located at 7750 Hurontario Street in the City of Brampton
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