Durham Police yesterday said two males are in custody and one is absconding, after attempting to steal vehicles and fleeing from police.
On Thursday, November 30 at about 5:10 am, members of West Division responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the area of Burden Crescent and Finley Avenue in Ajax.
A platinum-coloured Ford Explorer and a black Toyota SUV were driving around the area and appeared to be checking parked vehicles in an attempt to steal them. Officers located both vehicles in different locations, said a police statement.
Police followed the Toyota SUV to an apartment complex in the area of Kitney Drive and Bayly Street in Ajax, where the driver and passenger fled the vehicle. One male was located a short distance away attempting to flee the area in an Uber. He was taken into custody without incident. The other suspect is still outstanding. The Toyota SUV was confirmed stolen, police said.
Simultaneously, a traffic stop was initiated on the Ford SUV in the area of Bayly Street and Westney Road in Ajax. The driver was linked to the attempt vehicle thefts and taken into custody without incident.
One suspect, age 30 and another age 26, both from Quebec were charged and held for a bail hearing. Name and further details available at www.drps.ca.
Durham has been a focus in the past of people from Quebec trying to steal vehicles. On December 5, police announced they had arrested another male from Quebec after blocking him at a traffic red light in a stolen Toyota Tundra.
Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to Cst. Singh of West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1901.
Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name or identify the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspect[s] and not convicted by a court, and
2. Sometimes charges are amended or dropped.