This isn’t Canada any longer! Cars get stolen on a minute basis!

If you live in Canada, you must have heard how terrible the situation is with car theft especially In Greater Toronto Area. While many car theft gangs have been arrested, car theft in Canada seems to be out of control. Not long ago, Canada has been considered low crime rate destination and a safe place where no one locked their doors and where no one thought about cars being stolen. Times have changed, big times.

Stealing cars in Canada

Just a week ago, following an investigation into an accused auto theft ring that was reportedly stealing fully loaded commercial trucks and then selling their cargo to unaware customers, Peel police have made 15 arrests.

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The investigation, known as “Project Big Rig,” was a combined effort involving Peel Regional Police, York Regional Police, the Toronto Police Service, Halton Regional Police, and Ontario Provincial Police, according to the police. It started in March. At a press conference, Nick Milinovich, the deputy chief of Peel Regional Police, also spoke. He claimed that Peel Region is frequently the target of organized commercial auto and freight theft since it is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the nation. According to the police, those detained as a consequence of Project Big Rig have been accused of crimes such as possessing stolen items, stealing cars, and hunting down stolen products.

Car theft ring

The website of Peel police has a complete list of the suspects detained in connection with the inquiry.

After this big investigation and over 10 arrest have been made, many believed streets of the GTA would be safe. Nothing far over Fram that! Cars get stolen almost on minute basis somewhere in Canada and you can guess where the situation is at its worse. You got it, GTA! Just today three people are wanted by Toronto Police in connection with a recent motor vehicle theft investigation involving luxury automobiles believed to be worth $1 million.

Police were called to the intersection of Dundas Street East and Carroll Street, which is located just east of the Don Valley Parkway, on Saturday, July 22 at around 3:40 p.m. According to reports, the three suspects broke into a high-end dealership and stole three luxury automobiles totaling more than $1 million.

An unlicensed black 2021 Rolls Royce Dawn is identified as the first automobile. The cost of each stolen car was not officially disclosed by the police, although the price of this convertible typically starts at $359,000 and may potentially go up depending on the vendor. The cost of the second car, a black 2022 Bentley Bentayga with the Ontario license plate CYAA632, is between $234,000 and $313,900 on average. The last car is a white 2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan with the Ontario license plate CXCY439; it has a starting price of $335,000 but is available on certain auto trade websites for as much as $550,000.

According to Toronto police data, auto thefts in the city have increased by 38.5% since last year, which is a greater increase than any other significant crime indicator.

A month ago, according to York Regional Police, an auto theft ring with a $10 million worth of stolen vehicles has been put out of business. After a month-long investigation, the Auto Cargo Theft Unit’s detectives were able to find and retrieve 161 stolen cars.

The Canadian Pacific Police Service, the Canada Border Services Agency, and Equité Association, a non-profit organization that promotes Canadian auto insurance, all provided support, according to the police.

According to officials, the recovered vehicles were headed towards Africa and the Middle East.

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Police in the Greater Toronto Area report an upsurge in automobile thefts from driveways of homes, most of which occur between midnight and six in the morning.

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