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Eight arrested, $500,000 worth of property recovered in
project targeting residential Break-and-Enters,
Update,
New website for people to identify recovered property



Broadcast time: 11:42
Thursday, March 2, 2017

22 Division
416-808-2200


The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of eight arrests arising from a residential Break-and-Enter investigation.

Officers were investigating an increased number of residential Break-and-Enters in the fall of 2016. Officers were engaged in Project High Class, developed to identify and capture those involved.

Project High Class included, but was not limited to, the geographic area within 22 Division. As the investigation progressed, officers became aware of the same type of occurrences in 11 Division and 43 Division.

It is alleged that:

- eight people were arrested after a residential Break-and-Enter in the Royal York Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West area

- multiple search warrants were executed and police recovered an estimated $500,000 worth of jewelry, expensive handbags, cash, and electronics

- two vehicles that had been used in these Break-and-Enters were seized

The investigation is still ongoing, and it is alleged those arrested may have been engaged in Break-and-Enters across the Greater Toronto Area and in Montreal.


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After several search warrants, officers have seized property believed to have been stolen across the GTA, and as far as Montreal. Officers have created a website for people to identify any recovered property.

To view the recovered property:

Click here.

Click on Project High Class.

In order to view the property, you must have a police report number.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Robert LeMaitre, 22 Division