The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has identified an auto theft trend taking place in Oakville and is issuing some updated theft prevention tips for residents.

The HRPS is investigating six occurrences since May 19 (2023) of a similar nature. In these thefts, the thieves target the keys of high-end vehicles that are parked in the driveway. Most often thieves are looking for unlocked doors to houses in order to grab keys hanging near the front door. However, in one case the suspects did break a window in order to gain access to the house and steal the keys.

These thefts are occurring overnight and in the early morning. So far none of the thefts have been violent. The thefts have occurred throughout the Oakville area and are not confined to one neighborhood.

Police recommend following the safety tips:

  • Make sure all access points to your home are locked.
  • If possible, park your vehicle in a garage or out of sight.
  • Do not confront someone breaking into your home, call police immediately.
  • Consider installing an after-market tracking device for your vehicle.
  • Report suspicious activity (thieves often scout homes and vehicles in advance).

Anyone with information regarding these investigations is asked to contact 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 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

Media Inquiries:
Halton Regional Police Service
Media Relations
Phone: 905-825-4899