Quebec man charged with auto theft in Pickering

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Published May 17, 2023 at 1:34 pm

A Quebec man with a history with police was nabbed trying to steal a car from a Pickering driveway Wednesday morning, police say.

West Division officers responded to a call from a resident of Baylawn Drive near Fairport Road saying there was someone in the driveway trying to steal the homeowner’s vehicle. Officers arrived quickly after the 6:30 a.m. call to find the 19 year-old still in the driveway and still in the process of stealing the vehicle.

A short foot pursuit followed before the officers were able to take the young man into custody.

The suspect has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and five counts of a fail to comply with a release order.

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