Police Seize $30,000 in Stolen Property from City Pawn Shop


Hamilton Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old man of Hamilton for multiple offences related to the trafficking of stolen property.

In December 2021, the Hamilton Police Break Enter and Robbery Unit began an investigation into the trafficking of stolen property through a Hamilton Pawn Shop. 

The investigation revealed that over $200,000 in stolen property has been trafficked through the pawn shop since 2018.

Police have arrested and charged an individual in relation to these crimes.



Stephen Strileski

33-year-old man of Hamilton

  • Fraud Over $5000
  • Fraud Under $5000 X3
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime - Trafficking Over $5000 X2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime -Trafficking Under $5000 X6
  • Theft Over $5000
  • Theft Under $5000 X2
  • Trafficking in Property Over $5000 X2
  • Trafficking in Property Under $5000 X6

Strileski is held for a bail hearing and will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton.

Investigators have identified seven local businesses as victims of crime. Police are continuing to work on locating other victims and return the property to their lawful owner. 

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, or have any questions in regards to the investigation, you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Andrea Torrie at 905-546-2991 or Detective Constable Shaun Fennessy at 905-540-3819.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com