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En Garde: Five arrested in Laval, Qué. Project Gardon auto theft network bust

Laval, Quebec – The Laval Police Department (SPL) has made five arrests in connection with a network of vehicle thieves, following an investigation dating back to May 2021.

Project Gardon was an investigation by the SPL’s General Crimes Squad in response to a wave of coordinated thefts where vehicles were targeted and stolen from parking lots and residential areas, sometimes after GPS trackers were planted under the vehicles.

According to the SPL, the ring targeted Jeep Grand Cherokees, Dodge Durangos, Dodge Rams and Ford F-series vehicles across Montreal and Ontario. Project Gardon linked nearly 30 thefts to the network, with six in Laval.

The inter-provincial investigation involved at least eight other participating agencies, including the Montreal Police Department Canada Border Services and the Ontario Provincial Police.

Five men were arrested and appeared at the Laval courthouse on March 16, with two being detained and three conditionally released.

To confidentially report relevant information to the investigation, call 450 662-INFO (4636) and mention case file LVL-210523-035.

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