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Grimsby resident charged in Oakville break-in investigation

Police say the suspects used stolen keys to break into the victim's Oakville home; $8,000 worth of personal items and bank cards stolen
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The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has arrested two suspects in relation to a break-and-enter investigation in Oakville.

On Feb. 10, 2023, the victim attended Elements Casino in Dundas, where at approximately 5 a.m., his wallet and the keys to his residence were stolen from his jacket. Two male suspects were believed to be involved in the theft.

Shortly after the theft, a suspect attended the victim’s residence in Oakville (Glenhampton Road and Postmaster Drive) using the victim’s stolen house key to break in. Approximately $8,000 worth of personal items and bank cards were stolen. One of the suspects used the stolen bank cards to make fraudulent purchases in Oakville and the Niagara Region.

The two male suspects were later identified, and on May 16, 2023, the Halton Regional Police executed two Criminal Code search warrants at a residence in Hamilton and Grimsby.

As a result, a 50-year-old man from Hamilton and a 38-year-old man from Grimsby were arrested and charged with the following offences:
    •    Break and enter and commit
    •    Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)
    •    Possession of a controlled substance (MDMA)
    •    Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine)
    •    Unauthorized possession of a weapon
    •    Theft under $5,000
    •    Unauthorized use of credit card (two counts)

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 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 online.