Halton cops nab two men suspected of vehicle thefts in Halton Hills

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Published December 12, 2023 at 9:28 am

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Two men from Quebec have been arrested following an attempted auto theft in Halton Hills.

Halton police said last Thursday evening, a Georgetown residents saw someone trying to break into his Dodge Ram pickup that was parked in his driveway.

When the man opened his front door, the alleged thief ran to a waiting Mercedes sedan and fled the scene. The resident immediately contacted police and gave officers a description of the vehicle and suspects.

A short time later, an HRPS officer located and stopped the vehicle and arrested two suspects. Police say the suspects were found to be in possession of multiple tools used in the commission of auto theft offences.

Bertrand Beaulieu, 25, of Montreal, and Alexandre Jovin, 25, of Laval, have both been charged theft of motor vehicle, possession of automobile master key, possession of break-in instruments and possession of device to obtain unauthorized use of computer system.

Both suspects were held in custody pending a bail hearing in Milton.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2416.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

Police would also like to provide residents with related auto theft safety tips:

  • Do not confront someone breaking into your home. Instead, call police immediately.
  • Lock the doors to your residence.
  • Park high-end vehicles in a garage or have the vehicle blocked-in by another vehicle.
  • Do not keep keys at the front door, especially if they are visible through a window.
  • Install after-market tracking devices on vehicles such as an Air Tag.
  • Have proper lighting and/or cameras installed.
  • Report suspicious activity. Thieves often scout homes and vehicles in advance.

For more information and tips, visit here.

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