‘Excellent police work’ Halton police recover 32 stolen vehicles and make four arrests

Halton Police is celebrating the success of a major anti-car theft operation that resulted in the recovery of 32 stolen vehicles.

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Dubbed Project Eleanor, police said, the initiative began in January, following a large number of vehicle thefts from a residential driveway in Hulton.

Thieves reportedly viewed the vehicles during the day or shortly before the theft, then returned at night, broke into the vehicle and reprogrammed the vehicle’s computer to recognize a new key fob.

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Police said this style of reprogramming evasion takes less than three minutes.

Investigators said some of the vehicles were targeted because of their high resale value overseas.

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Halton Police partnered with the Canada Border Service Agency and through various investigative methods were successful in identifying a shipping yard in Mississauga, which they allege was used to transport these stolen vehicles.

Search warrants were executed on 23 April and 24 April at…

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