June 18, 2024
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Two Ghanaians including a 31-year-old Ghanaian based in Toronto Canada, Samuel Owusu-Hammond, 31 and Michael Arthur Clark, 42, of Oakville have been arrested for their involvement in car theft.

The suspects, who are members of an alleged car stealing syndicate, were arrested alongside Kiryl Andrushkevich, 31, of Toronto, Laye Mamadee Kromah, 25, of Hamilton, Ala’a Ghazal, 25, of Mississauga and Alex Kabia, 52, of Toronto.

According to a release issued by the York Regional Police investigators, they have been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Possession of Automobile Master Key (all but KABIA) and Failure to Comply with Undertaking.

York Regional Police investigators, working with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Équité Association, recovered 25  of the stolen vehicles with a value of $2.2 million and charged six people with multiple offences.

Auto cargo theft unit investigators became aware of a parking lot in Mississauga where multiple stolen vehicles were parked last month, according to a YRP news release. Through investigation, suspects were identified and other locations were discovered where stolen vehicles were being taken and stored.

On Dec. 14, a search warrant was executed at a warehouse in Mississauga and stolen vehicles were found inside shipping containers. The vehicles had been reported stolen from all across the Greater Toronto Area. Police also seized several stolen license plates, master car keys and a key re-programming device. A total of 25 stolen vehicles were recovered worth an estimated value of $2.2 million, police said.

Five suspects were arrested during the search warrant execution and were charged. On Dec. 22, a sixth suspect identified during the investigation, Alex Kabia, was taken into custody by CBSA officers at Toronto Pearson International Airport on the strength of an arrest warrant. He was turned over to York Regional Police and charged.

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