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Media Release

Release Date: July 2nd, 2020 - 12:21pm

Originator: Detective, Ron Wright, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2284

Contact: Detective, Ron Wright, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2284

Location: Halton Region


Update: Theft of Land Rover following Intentional Motor Vehicle Collision

The Halton Regional Police Service would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant in relation to vehicle thieves intentionally causing a collision in order to commit vehicle theft.

The Halton Police are aware of incidents involving this strategy in Halton and the surrounding GTA targeting high end vehicles.

Police would like to remind the public of the following safety tips:

  • If you believe you were intentionally contacted in a vehicle remain in your car and dial 9-1-1.
  • Be vigilant – if you believe you are being followed dial 9-1-1 and/or drive to your closest police station.
  • If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision and exit the car remove the keys from the ignition.
  • Do not attempt to stop a fleeing motor vehicle

Community safety is a shared responsibility. Help keep communities safe and immediately report any suspicious activity. 

***Original Release***

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating a theft of a Land Rover motor vehicle that occurred on June 25, 2020 at 7:47 pm in the area of Wheat Boom Drive and Post Road, in the Town of Oakville.

The victim was operating a 2014 Land Rover on Post Road approaching Wheat Boom Drive when she stopped for a 4-way stop sign at that intersection. While stopped, a white coloured vehicle (possibly an SUV) intentionally rear-ended the victim's vehicle at low speed. This prompted the victim to exit her vehicle to assess the damage sustained. At the same time, a male exited the driver side of the suspect vehicle and engaged the victim in conversation pertaining to the collision. While the victim was outside the vehicle the male entered her driver side and drove off in her car while a second occupant of the suspect vehicle drove the suspect vehicle away.

The victim was not injured as a result of the theft and there were no threats or weapons used during this incident.

Police are reminding the public of the following safety tips:

  • If you believe you were intentionally contacted in a vehicle remain in your car and dial 9-1-1
  • If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision and exit the car remove the keys from the ignition
  • Be vigilant – report any suspicious activity if you think someone is following you
  • Do not attempt to stop the fleeing motor vehicle

Community safety is a shared responsibility. Help keep communities safe and immediately report any suspicious activity. 

Anyone who was travelling in the area and may have dash cam video or anyone with information about these vehicle thefts is asked to contact Det. Omar Nadim at the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 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.​​​