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Media Release

Release Date: November 23rd, 2018 - 12:10pm

Originator: D/Sergeant Paul Foley, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2215

Contact: Detective Omar Nadim, District 2 Criminal Investigations Bureau , 905-825-4747 Ext. 2278

Location: Oakville and Burlington

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UPDATE - Commercial Break and Enter Suspect Arrested Thanks to the Tip from Public



Thanks to a tip from a member of the public, one of two suspects has been arrested by the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) in connection with a series of recent commercial break and enters in the Town of Oakville and the City of Burlington.

On October 31, 2018, the HRPS released a photograph of a suspect who committed two commercial break and enters into gas stations in the Town of Oakville. Thanks to a tip received from the public, Todd ROMO (28) of Hamilton was identified as the suspect in the photograph.

On November 22, 2018, ROMO was arrested in the City of Hamilton and was transported to the Oakville police station where he was held in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled for November 23, 2018, in Milton. ROMO was charged with the following offences:

  • Break and Enter (5 counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime 
  • Breach of Probation

Through the course of an investigation, police have determined that ROMO was also responsible for a second crime spree that occurred on October 21, 2018.

ROMO is accused of having broken into the following businesses:

  • Nike Factory store located at 3499 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, on October 21, 2018
  • Pioneer gas station located at 2451 Lakeshore Road, Oakville, on October 21, 2018
  • Fixt Wireless repair store located at 5010 Pinedale Avenue, Burlington, on October 21, 2018
  • Pioneer gas station located at 2451 Lakeshore Road, Oakville, on October 28, 2018
  • Husky gas station located at 630 Fourth Line, Oakville, on October 28, 2018

The HRPS would like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying the accused. A second suspect in these break and enters remains outstanding at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Omar Nadim, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2278.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

***ORIGINAL RELEASE****

The Halton Regional Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects who broke into two gas stations in Oakville on October 28, 2018.

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, at approximately 11:00 pm, two suspects broke into the Pioneer Gas Station located at 2451 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, by smashing the window to the front door of the store.  The suspects targeted cash and cigarettes.

A short time later, the same suspects broke into the Husky Gas Station, located at 630 Fourth Line, Oakville.  This time, the suspects rammed a late model silver Honda Civic into the front door of the gas station in order to gain access.  The suspects targeted cash, cigarettes, and lottery tickets once inside.

The first male suspect is described as white, with a thin build. He was wearing a brown coloured plaid jacket with a yellow shirt worn underneath. He was also wearing a grey toque, blue jeans, and gloves.  (See attached video still)

The second male suspect is described as white with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark jacket with the hood up, dark pants, and dark gloves. (No viable video stills available)

This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, Detective Omar Nadim, Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2278.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?  Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.