Release Date: October 27th, 2020 - 2:10pm
Originator: Detective, Omar Nadim, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825-4747 ext. 2278
Contact: Detective, Omar Nadim, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825-4747 ext. 2278
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is investigating a number of recent personal vehicle thefts in the Town of Oakville.
Car thieves are targeting particular makes and models. They range from 2017 – 2020 Lexus vehicles included models RX350 and GX460, Toyota Highlander and Land Rover Ranger Rover model. The targeted vehicles were removed from residential driveways between the hours of 11:00 pm and 5:00 am.
Similar thefts are occurring throughout the GTA. These vehicles are in high demand overseas and often shipped to North Africa, Asia and Europe. These vehicles typically have no tracking capability from the manufacturer or dealership, making recovery difficult once the vehicle is stolen.
The majority of the thefts are committed utilizing a signal relay device.
It appears that the technology used may be accessing the signal transmitted by the vehicle's key fobs. Once inside the vehicle, the suspects are able to start the vehicle and drive away within minutes of their arrival at the residence.
A review of available security video shows suspects approaching the residences on foot, and then utilizing a device to defeat the vehicles' security systems.
We are encouraging you to implement the following vehicle theft prevention tips:
Community safety is a shared responsibility. Help keep communities safe and immediately report any suspicious activity.
Anyone with questions or 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 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.