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Oakville Distraction Thieves Arrested

Since March, 2020 the Halton Regional Police Service has responded to several incidents of distraction theft. The thefts commonly target seniors where they are distracted prior to a second individual stealing their valuables. Stolen credit and debit cards are then fraudulently used after the incident. On August 19, 2020 investigators from 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested two individuals during the execution of a search warrant at a Brampton address in relation to these thefts. Sabrina Lakatosova (26) and Roman Stojka (30), both of Brampton have been jointly charged with:

  • Theft Under $5,000 (7 counts)

  • Fraud Under $,5000 (5 counts)

  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (5 counts)

Both have been released with a future court date. Police would like to remind the public to secure their personal belongings while shopping​​​ and not leave purses or bags unattended. Persons charged with a crime are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst Jen Wozny at 905-825-4747 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 www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.




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