Police to lay out results of investigation into auto theft ring


OTTAWA — Provincial police are expected to lay out the results of a five-month investigation into a high-end vehicle theft ring this morning.

Police say the ring operated throughout central and eastern Ontario as well as Quebec.

A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Ottawa.

The announcement comes roughly a week after police in Hamilton said they had arrested four suspects in connection with an alleged international auto theft and export ring.

In that case, members of the ring are alleged to have stolen rental cars from across southern Ontario and then sent them overseas or dismantled them for parts.

The four suspects — three men and a woman — are facing dozens of charges between them.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Dec. 17, 2019.

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