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Media Release

Release Date: November 2nd, 2020 - 1:45pm

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

Location: Oakville


Two Arrests Connected to Thefts of High End SUVs in Oakville

​On November 2, 2020, at approximately 12:00 am, uniform members of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) conducted a traffic stop in the area of Trafalgar Road and Upper Middle Road in the Town of Oakville.  

Investigation determined the driver to be wanted by the HRPS for the offence of theft of motor vehicle stemming from a theft that occurred in February 2020.

A search of the vehicle found break-in instruments along with devices specifically used to steal high end SUV's.

Omar Ani (25) of St. Léonard, Québec was arrested and has been charged with:

•Possession of Break in Instruments

•Theft of Motor Vehicle

Evens Casimir (19) of Laval, Québec was arrested and has been charged with:

•Possession of Break in Instruments

•Obstruct Peace officer 

Ani was held for a bail hearing in Milton and Casimir was released on a Release Order.

 We are encouraging vehicle owners to implement the following vehicle theft prevention tips:

  • Park your vehicle within a locked/secure garage as the majority of the vehicles are stolen from residential driveways
  • If a garage is not accessible, park another vehicle behind it in the driveway to act as a physical barrier to its removal
  • Lock the data port using a simple device that can be purchased online and blocks access to the computer port where thieves gain access to reprogram the vehicle's keys
  • Invest in an aftermarket global positioning system tracker or have one installed by the dealer, as it may assist in recovery of the vehicle if it is stolen
  • Ensure your unattended vehicle(s) are locked and secure
  • Never leave spare keys in your vehicle
  • Never leave spare keys outside of your residence
  • When not in use, place vehicle keys inside a radio frequency shielding bag/pouch to block cell signals 
  • Equip your vehicle with an alarm
  • Use other devices to deter thefts (e.g. steering wheel locking device)
  • Consider purchasing a quality video surveillance system and ensure your cameras are properly placed and functioning for 24-hour use

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.