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Media Release

Release Date: July 4th, 2019 - 10:32am

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

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

Location: Oakville

Halton Police Arrest Prolific Laptop Thief

The Halton Regional Police Service has arrested a 32 year old Mississauga man for having broken into office buildings and stolen approximately $24,000 worth of laptops.

Dating back to April 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service has received ten reports of thefts involving a suspect who was stealing laptops after having broken into office buildings across the Town of Oakville.  On numerous occasions, the suspect managed to enter the building undetected and slip away carrying several laptops.  The thefts would only be reported to the police the following business day when workers would realise their laptops were missing.

Some of the office buildings were equipped with video surveillance which helped the investigators identify the thief as Kenneth Levy (32) of Mississauga.  Investigators used a variety of investigative techniques in order to track Levy, who was staying at a hotel in Mississauga.

On July 3, 2019, Levy was placed under arrest exiting the hotel and found to be in possession of five laptops stolen from the night before.  Levy was taken to the Oakville police station where he was held into custody pending a bail hearing.

Investigators are now making attempts to identify exactly where Levy was unloading the stolen laptops in efforts to return stolen property to the rightful owners.

Kenneth Levy (32) of Mississauga has been charged with:

  • Break and enter commit theft
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Fail to comply with probation order

Anyone with further information is asked to contact D/Cst. Matt Duncan of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2259.

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.

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