Release Date: August 19th, 2020 - 2:50pm
Originator: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 ext 5224
Contact: D/Constable, Jen Wozny, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2216
Since March, 2020 the Halton Regional Police Service has responded to several incidents of distraction theft. The thefts commonly target seniors where they are distracted prior to a second individual stealing their valuables. Stolen credit and debit cards are then fraudulently used after the incident. On August 19, 2020 investigators from 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested two individuals during the execution of a search warrant at a Brampton address in relation to these thefts.
Sabrina Lakatosova (26) and Roman Stojka (30), both of Brampton have been jointly charged with:
Both have been released with a future court date.
Police would like to remind the public to secure their personal belongings while shopping and not leave purses or bags unattended.
Persons charged with a crime are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst Jen Wozny at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216. Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.