Oshawa man facing 104 charges after string of locker room thefts

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Published May 22, 2023 at 3:47 pm

An Oshawa man has been charged with 104 offences following a string of locker room thefts between April and May, where he allegedly targeted several community centres within the Durham region.

On Friday (May. 19) police executed a search warrant at a residence in Oshawa following numerous locker room thefts throughout the region between April 2023 – May 2023.

Police say the suspect attended numerous locker rooms, often located within community centres, stealing a quantity of items from personal lockers. The suspect would then fraudulently use stolen credit and debit cards at nearby retailers.

45-year-old Edward Pond is faced with 104 charges including:

  • 9 counts of theft of a credit card
  • 22 counts of unauthorized use of a credit card
  • 22 counts of fraud under $5000
  • 22 counts of failing to comply with release order
  • 20 counts of theft under $7000
  •  7 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon

Edward Pond was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who has experienced a similar incident, is asked to contact A/Det. Richer of the Central East Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-579-1520 ext. 2740

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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