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Police Investigate Overnight Rash of Vehicle Crimes in Burlington

Overnight on April 2 - 3, 2018, police received 7 reports of unlocked vehicles being entered and rummaged through by unknown culprit(s) in the core area of Burlington.

In once instance, culprit(s) located spare keys in a vehicle and subsequently stole it. The vehicle stolen is a 2008 Ford Escape Grey in colour with licence plate BMWW586. It is possible that the vehicle plates have been switched to BFWR535 which were also stolen overnight from a Finch Avenue driveway in the Aldershot area of Burlington. If anyone observes this vehicle, they are asked to call 911 and not approach it.

The streets targeted by culprit(s) were:

Stephenson Drive Clark Avenue Hawkins Crescent Nathaniel Crescent

These types of crimes continue to occur and are preventable!

Police are pleading with the public to ensure their vehicles are always locked when unattended, that all valuables are removed and to NEVER leave spare keys in a vehicle (even if they are to another vehicle at/near the same location).

Anyone with information that would assist police in identifying the person(s) responsible to these or any other crimes are asked to call the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2316. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-477 (TIPS) or through the web at


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