200 pieces of prop­erty re­cov­ered

Po­lice look to re­unite stolen Mid­town goods with right­ful own­ers

Bayview Post - - News - — Sa­man­tha Peksa

Two male sus­pects have been ar­rested in con­nec­tion to two break­ing-and-en­ter­ings in the Mid­town area. The Toronto Po­lice Ser­vice (TPS) seeks to re­unite re­cov­ered stolen prop­erty with own­ers.

A 37-year-old male sus­pect and a 35-year-old male sus­pect, both of Toronto, have been ac­cused of break­ing in to a home in the Broad­way Av­enue and Bayview Av­enue area, on Aug. 30, and the Blyth­wood Road and Mount Pleas­ant area on Sept. 3. Both break-ins oc­curred just af­ter mid­night.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice con­sta­ble Ra­jen­dra Per­saud, one of the ac­cused used stolen credit cards from both break-ins to make pur­chases and was iden­ti­fied from store sur­veil­lance videos.

The two were ar­rested Sept. 4, and a search war­rant was ex­e­cuted. Po­lice of­fi­cers seized over 200 pieces of stolen prop­erty, which in­cluded power tools, lawn main­te­nance equip­ment, skis and jewellery.

Pho­tos of the prop­erty have been posted on the TPS web­site. There is no es­ti­ma­tion on the value of the re­cov­ered prop­erty at this time.

The 37-year-old ac­cused is fac­ing five charges, in­clud­ing break-and-en­ter, pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime and breach of his pro­ba­tion or­der.

The 35-year-old ac­cused is fac­ing four charges, in­clud­ing pos­ses­sion of break-and-en­ter in­stru­ments and us­ing a credit card ob­tained by crime. The names of both sus­pects can be found on the TPS web­site.

Per­saud said the duo’s modus operandi was to en­ter through garages overnight, which were of­ten unlocked. They also tar­geted unlocked cars that were parked on the street.

“We are trac­ing prop­erty re­cov­ered from the search war­rant to other break-and-en­ters and automobile thefts,” said Per­saud in an email to Post City.

Po­ten­tial vic­tims have been asked to con­tact of­fi­cers at TPS 53 Di­vi­sion (416-808-5300) for prop­erty in­for­ma­tion.

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