Looting Luxury: Luxury vehicles stolen, then stripped for parts at auto shop in Mississauga

Mississauga, Ontario — Four men have been charged in a ‘steal-and-dismantle scheme’ at a Mississauga auto shop that saw multiple stolen luxury vehicles being stripped for parts, according to a recent report from local news source, Insauga. The scheme specifically involved suspects stealing numerous luxury vehicles, stripping them down for valuable parts and then selling […]

Under the Wire: York police seize 161 stolen vehicles set for international shipments

Toronto, Ontario — York Regional Police announced Friday that its Auto Cargo Theft Unit seized 161 vehicles, valued at more than $10 million, following a months-long investigation in Toronto’s north end. The police press release did not identify the location or locations these allegedly stolen vehicles were seized from; however, a video published alongside the […]

Chop Stop: More than $350,000 in stolen vehicles seized from Vaughan auto shop

Vaughan, Ontario — Yet another chop shop operation has been shut down in the GTA this week, as York Regional Police (YRP) shed light on an investigation into an auto repair shop in Vaughan that was allegedly re-VINing and selling stolen vehicles. The YRP’s Auto/Cargo Theft Unit has charged four people in connection with the […]

Pilfered Pick-ups: Windsor auto theft rises 25 percent in 2021

Windsor, Ontario – Data from the Windsor Police Service says that auto theft in the region rose considerably in 2021, with police reporting 846 motor vehicle thefts and attempts, compared to 676 in 2020, marking an increase of 25.1 percent. The most common methods of theft include breaking and entering into businesses or homes for […]

Grand Theft Toronto: Toronto Police called on to rebuild auto theft unit

Toronto, Ontario — City council is calling on the Toronto Police Services Board to form a unit aimed at addressing the rising tide of auto theft that Toronto has been in the midst of for the past several years. On Friday, council voted to put the issue before the police board, specifically requesting it to […]

Consult the Sticker: Thieves ‘re-vinning’ vehicles on the rise, insurers say

Toronto, Ontario — Buyer beware; reports have begun circulating that vehicle thieves have been “re-vinning” stolen vehicles in order to sell to unsuspecting customers. According to a report from Canadian Underwriter, insurers have taken note of a new trend prevailing among car thieves looking to turn a profit. Re-vinning involves removing the VIN (vehicle identification […]