One arrest led to evidence of four robberies; Halton Police arrest culprits for cell phone robberies.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  December 6, 2012 The  Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested two men for their role in a series of commercial break and enters which targeted cellular telephone stores. These entries occurred in the early morning hours while the stores were closed.  Suspects forced entry using a rock and sledge hammer.

Subsequent to the arrest of the accused two Criminal Code Search Warrants were executed at their homes in Brampton.

During a search of the homes investigators seized several cellular telephones and a quantity of accessories that are believed to have been taken during the entries.  Police also located additional evidence linking them to these crimes.

They couldn’t resist stealing all those cell phones

Based on the investigation the accused are believed to be responsible for the following break and enters:

August 10th, 2012 – Rogers Plus Store located at Unit “C” – 2500 Appleby Line in the City of Burlington.  The value of the damage caused to the premises during this entry was estimated at $1,500.00.  Nothing was taken.

August 24th, 2012 – Worldlynx Wireless Store located at 330 Guelph Street in the Town of Halton Hills.  While inside the pair took several wireless routers valued at $1,200.

November 21st, 2012 – Rogers Wireless Store located at 850 Main Street East in the Town of Milton.    While inside the men took cell phones and accessories valued at $7,800.00.

December 3rd, 2012 – Future Shop Store located at 3060 Davidson Court in the City of Burlington.  While inside the men took cell phones and accessories valued at $29,280.00.

Brian MOORE, 26, of Brampton and Kevin THOMAS, 20 of Brampton are charged with four counts of break and enter, breach of recognizance, and possession of stolen property.  Both men were held for bail.

Investigators remind the public to utilize Crime Stoppers to report any illegal activity at 1 800 222-TIPS (8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).


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