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Arrest made in multiple Theft of Motor Vehicle investigations,
A man, 19, faces 71 charges from across Toronto

Broadcast time: 07:30
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

53 Division

Case #: 2018-2142029

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in ongoing Theft of Motor Vehicle investigations.

It is alleged that:

- between November 20, 2018 to December 22, 2018, a male was engaged in an organized automobile theft operation

- the organized group targeted only high-end newer model Lexus and Toyota vehicles in the early hours of the morning

- approximate value of vehicles stolen is $1,260,000

- 36 separate vehicles were stolen

On Friday, July 19, 2019, Kevin Ramnaraine, 19, of Montreal, was arrested and charged with:

1) 35 counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle

2) 35 counts of Commit Indictable Offence for Criminal Organization

3) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

He is scheduled to appear next in court at College Park, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 10 a.m., room 505.

Recommendations to prevent your vehicle from being stolen:

- Park in well-lit area
- Do not leave car running or keys in car
- Steering Wheel Club lock
- Wheel Boot/Chock
- OBD (On Board Diagnostic) Port Lock
- Aftermarket Ignition Kill Switch
- Intelligent radio-frequency identification (RFID) car immobilizer
- Aftermarket Alarm System
- Place keys in Faraday bag
- Park in garage

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Marlon Laptiste, 53 Division Major Crime Unit