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Halton Police investigating string of auto thefts in Georgetown

Four vehicles stolen in six hours, police say
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Halton Police are investigating a recent string of stolen vehicles in Georgetown.

Around 12:30 a.m. Feb. 1, police say a 2022 Jeep Wrangler was stolen from the driveway of a home on Standish Street. 

A few hours later, a Lexus SUV was stolen from a driveway on Stonebrook Crescent at approximately 4:50 a.m., according to police. The owner was alerted to the theft shortly after.

Then, police say a Toyota Tundra was reported stolen from a home on Killaloe Crescent around 6:30 a.m.

The same night, around 3 a.m., a Halton police officer attempted to stop a vehicle on Fourth Line. Police say it was later discovered the vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler, had been reported stolen in Georgetown, but was not the one taken earlier in the night. 

Police say the driver refused to stop and the vehicle later left the road, going into a ditch at the corner of Fourth Line and 5 Sideroad.

According to police, the driver fled on foot. It's alleged the same suspect, an 18-year-old from Quebec, then attempted a carjacking in the area of Steeles Avenue and James Snow Parkway and was arrested around 9 a.m.

Surveillance videos were available in some of the cases and police are using them to see if there are any links between the thefts.

Halton Police said that while the number of vehicle thefts is unusually high for one night, they do tend to occur in clusters.