Vehicle thefts continue to keep Halton police busy in Oakville


Published May 1, 2023 at 1:02 pm

The number of vehicle thefts continue to rise across the province and it’s no different here in Oakville and the surrounding Halton Region.

Halton Regional Police have been kept busy in the early part of 2023 dealing with reported vehicle heists and that’s certainly been the case in the last couple of days.

The car thieves were at it again early Monday morning (May 1), though this time they didn’t make off with the vehicle, explained Halton police.

There was an attempted theft of a 2019 Honda Civic from a residence on Sixth Line around 2 a.m. Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a dark SUV.

No further descriptions were provided.

On Sunday (Apr. 30), someone did make off with a vehicle from a local shopping mall in a brazen daylight heist.

Police say a 2020 Lexus RX350 was stolen from the parking lot at Oakville Place, located on 240 Leighland Ave., around 4:45 p.m. in the afternoon.

There are no descriptions of the suspect(s).

The incidents are just two of a long list of thefts or attempted thefts that have taken place in Oakville.

Crime data made available by Halton Regional Police shows that 549 vehicles were stolen in Oakville between Jan. 1, 2022 and Dec. 31, 2022.

A total of 1,380 vehicles were stolen across Halton Region last year. In the first month of this year alone, over 136 vehicles were stolen in Oakville and Burlington combined.

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