Hamilton, Ontario,
18
November
2019
|
17:15
America/New_York

Vehicle Stolen with Keys Recovered Two Weeks Later

Saturday afternoon two males were arrested for being in possession of a stolen automobile. The vehicle was reported stolen with the keys. Hamilton Police would like to remind the public to not leave their vehicles unattended with the keys inside.

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, shortly after 1:00 p.m., a Hamilton Police officer on proactive patrol observed a white Volkswagen Jetta travelling southbound on James Street North at Wilson Street. At the time, the vehicles were operating in congested traffic and the occupants of the Jetta appeared to be concealing their identity from the officer. An investigation into the vehicle’s status revealed it was reported stolen with the keys on November 8, ’19. The Jetta continued onwards, out of the officer’s sight and a short time later the occupants of the Jetta were located walking in the area of Hughson Street North and Robert Street. They were arrested without incident for possession of stolen property. A search of the immediate area resulted in the recovery of the Jetta in a parking lot near Barton Street and Hughson Street North.

The occupants were taken into police custody. One male was held for a bail hearing on Sunday, November 17, 2019, while the other is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, December 20, 2019.

The Hamilton Police Service is reminding drivers not to leave their vehicles unattended with the keys in the ignition. A professional thief can steal a vehicle without keys within a minute. A rookie thief can steal a vehicle with the keys in the ignition within seconds.

CHARGED

  • 16-year-old, Hamilton male driver

CHARGES

  • Possession of stolen property under $5000

CHARGED

  • 15-year-old, Hamilton male passenger

CHARGES

  • Possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Bail Hearing

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact police by calling 905-546-4725.

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