HAMILTON, ONT. — Hamilton Police are investigating four instances of tool thefts from motor vehicles that occurred in the span of three days.
On Jan. 26 at approximately 3:20 a.m., police received reports of a white van in the area of Britannia Avenue and Alice Street. Two suspects were observed entering a commercial vehicle and stealing tools, smashing the windows to gain entry.
The same day, shortly after the initial vehicle entry, the white van backed up to a commercial vehicle parked on Cannon Street near Robins Street. Suspects used the same method to gain entry, smashing the windows of the vehicle.
A day later, police received a report of a commercial vehicle that was entered by suspects travelling in a white van. Surveillance cameras captured the time of the incident as being shortly before 4 a.m. The suspect appears to be wearing a black jacket with a hood with a horizontal reflective stripe across the upper back.
On Jan. 29, police received information of another theft. The suspects entered two commercial vehicles parked on a lot near South Service Road and Jones Road at approximately 4 a.m., employing the same method to gain entry.
The next day, police received information of a suspicious vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the theft from vehicles. Police located the vehicle in the area of Centennial Parkway North at Barton Street East and attempted a traffic stop. However, the vehicle sped away at high speed. In the interest of public safety, police did not pursue the vehicle.
At this time, these incidents are being investigated as related, as police believe they involve the same vehicle and suspects. To see the videos police gathered click here.
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