Toronto police are urging high-end vehicle owners to park in their garages after a rash of thefts from residential driveways.
Investigators released security camera images of suspects. Suspects broke into a home in the Royal York Road and Dundas Street West area on Saturday, Nov. 10, having gained access through the rear yard and forced open a second-storey window, police said.
Once inside, the suspects ransacked the home and grabbed keys to the Escalade parked in the driveway.
They were unable to take the Escalade because another vehicle was parked in the driveway. Suspects stole a large amount of jewelry, including a yellow diamond ring valued at more than $100,000.
“Park in your driveway. It’s like shopping for them,” Det. Michael Burgess, Toronto police 22 Division’s crime prevention officer advised vehicle owners.
Suspects broke into another home in The Kingsway-Prince Edward Drive area on Saturday, Oct. 13 after having gained access from the rear yard and forced open a window, police said.
Once inside, suspects searched the house for keys to the Maserati parked in the driveway. The suspects fled the scene without the Maserati. Between Friday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 11, suspects broke into 21 additional homes in the Toronto area, police said.
Police reported suspects stole 24 high-end vehicles.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−4500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).