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Media Release

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

Location: Oakville


Oakville Distraction Thieves Arrested

​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:  

  • Theft Under $5,000 (7 counts)
  • Fraud Under $,5000 (5 counts)
  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (5 counts)

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.