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Dirt-bike Theft investigation,
Birchmount Road and St. Clair Avenue East area,
Boy, 17, arrested, one suspect sought by police



Broadcast time: 09:40
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

41 Division
416-808-4100

Case #: 2017-1590006


The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in a Theft investigation, where an online classified advertising service, Kijiji, was used as a platform.

It is alleged that:

- persons were lured to the Birchmount Road and St Clair Avenue East area, on the premise of selling a dirt bike to a prospective buyer

- once in the area, the "buyer" would request to take the bike for a test ride, on occasion offering a small amount of cash as collateral

- the "buyer" would then flee the area with the bike, without returning

Officers at 41 Division started an investigation into a series of reported dirt-bike thefts

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, a boy, 17, of Toronto was arrested.

He has been charged with:

1) Theft over $5000
2) Theft under $5000
3) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000
4) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000

He is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East at a later date.

He cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police believe that there is still at least one outstanding suspect. He is described as white, 5'10", 17-21, carrying a black money purse.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Michael Best, 41 Division