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Media Release

Release Date: October 31st, 2017 - 9:30am

Originator: D/Sergeant Ron Hansen, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2315

Contact: D/Constable Mark Urie, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2338

Location: Burlington


Two Men Arrested for Attempted Break and Enter After Crashing Stolen Car

On Saturday October 28th 2017 shortly before 11:00 AM, a citizen contacted police after observing two men attempt to pry open the rear doors of a business located at 2475 Mountainside Dr. in Burlington.
The men were unable to gain entry into the business and were seen fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed in a grey Toyota Echo.
Minutes later, police received a report that a matching vehicle had struck a tree in the area of Mount Forest Dr. and Nottingham Ave. and the two occupants fled on foot. Officers arrived on scene and determined the vehicle had been stolen from Hamilton.

Police searched the area with the assistance of canine and located one of the men hiding in a backyard near the scene.  The second man was later located in the downtown area of Burlington after police received information that he had boarded a city bus.

Arrested & charged are:

Noah Stanley LANDRY (21-years-old) of Hamilton
•Break and enter
•Possession of property obtained by crime
•Possession of break-in tools
•Breach Probation

Vihanga JAYATHILAKE (27 years-old) of Burlington
•Break and enter
•Possession of property obtained by crime
•Possession of break-in tools
•Fail to stop at the scene of an accident.

Both were release on a Promise to Appear in Milton Court on November 22nd 2017.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something, Hear something, Say something" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, or by texting "Tip201" with your message to 274637 (crimes).