Canada Suspects sought in vehicle cloning scam run out of northeast Calgary: police
Six men face 63 charges in robbery of truck with $7 million of cargo
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Six men are facing dozens of charges for allegedly robbing a delivery truck loaded with nearly $7 million of electronics in March, police west of Toronto announced Wednesday. The incident happened March 13 in Brampton, Ont., when two of the accused allegedly forced a delivery truck to stop and held the driver at gunpoint, Peel Regional Police said in a statement. The two suspects then drove the truck to a nearby industrial plaza, where they shifted its cargo of cellphones and tablets into their own vehicle and drove off, acting Det. Stephen Sherwin said at a news conference.
Police are searching for four people in connection with a vehicle cloning operation in Calgary.
Police allege the cloning operation was run out of Auto Detailing Specialist in the 300 block of 36 Avenue N.E.
In a Friday news release, the Calgary Police Service said vehicles were stolen from dealerships, given new vehicle identification numbers (VIN) and sold.
According to CPS, a search of the business resulted in the seizure of six stolen vehicles worth approximately $730,000 and 119 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $10,000.
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In total, police estimate the suspects stole or cloned $1.73 million worth of vehicles and sold them for approximately $575,000 in cash.
"These offenders took significant steps to evade detection and disguise stolen vehicles, which resulted in an extensive amount of evidence that required review," Staff Sgt. Graeme Smiley said.
Warrants have been issued for 38-year-old Sherwin Hadji-Latiph Mendoza of Edmonton, 32-year-old Kathleen Marie Jackson of Calgary, 46-year-old Jason Joseph Buckley of Calgary and 33-year-old Ashley Marie Myshrall of Calgary.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.
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