Toronto

Nearly 70 charges laid in burglary ring targeting Toronto-area homes

Police say 14 people have been charged in connection with a string of alleged break-and-enters that targeted homes across the Greater Toronto Area and involved about $2.7 million in stolen property.

High-end jewellery, purses and cash among $2.7M worth of stolen property

Halton regional police say they launched a project to investigate the alleged crime ring in early March after a residential break-and-enter in Oakville, Ont. (istockphoto)

Police say 14 people have been charged in connection with a string of alleged break-and-enters that targeted homes across the Greater Toronto Area and involved about $2.7 million in stolen property.

Halton regional police say they launched a project to investigate the alleged crime ring in early March after a residential break-and-enter in Oakville, Ont.  

They say York regional police, Toronto police and the Canada Border Services Agency also took part in the investigation.

Halton police say they conducted a total of four search warrants in the region surrounding Toronto, where they found high-end jewellery, purses and cash.

Halton police charged 10 people — all of whom were originally from Chile — with offences including break-and-enter and possession of property obtained by crime, while York police charged four others.

In total, police say, 69 charges were laid.