Break and enter suspects involved in a police pursuit and collision

Crime 100By Staff

May 12, 2015


It was almost like a game of cops and robbers with one chasing the other.

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating an incident involving an attempt residential break and enter to a residence and the theft of motor vehicles in the City of Burlington.

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Halton Regional Police have learned when not to engage in a pursuit – they back off rather than endanger the public. They eventually catch the people they were going after.

On May 11, 2015, at approximately 3:00 pm, a citizen who resides on Foxwood Drive interrupted culprits attempting to break into his residence. The homeowner confronted the culprits and was threatened. A male and female culprit fled the scene in a grey GMC Envoy type motor vehicle.

The Halton Regional Police Service was notified of the incident and located the motor vehicle driving a short distance away. The GMC Envoy motor vehicle drove northbound on Walkers Line and failed to stop for the police. The GMC Envoy became stopped in traffic on Walkers Line at Upper Middle Road and then began driving in a dangerous manner by driving on the sidewalk to get away. Police discontinued attempting to stop this motor vehicle due to the risk to public safety. It was determined that the GMC Envoy motor vehicle had been reported stolen from the Toronto area.

A short time later the police was notified by a citizen that two persons were attempting to steal a parked motor vehicle in the area of Corporate Drive and Mainway Drive. The motor vehicle was parked in an industrial complex building. The culprits then stopped attempting to steal this motor vehicle and got back into the grey GMC Envoy motor vehicle. The culprits then drove at a high rate of speed through a locked gate to exit out of a driveway of the industrial complex. Police observed the GMC Envoy motor vehicle for a second time moments later on Walkers Line but elected to not pursue for public safety reasons.

The motor vehicle was later observed abandoned on Country Club Drive near Walkers Line. Police observed a suspicious white GMC pickup truck with two occupants leaving the area. The white GMC pickup truck became stuck in traffic at Walkers Line at Dundas Street. An unmarked police vehicle attempted to block its path to prevent it from driving from its stopped position. The driver of the white GMC pickup truck deliberately drove into the unmarked police motor vehicle and also into a civilian motor vehicle at this location. No persons were injured in this series of incidents.

Police discontinued attempting to stop this motor vehicle due to the risk to public safety. The culprits then drove away eastbound along Dundas Street to Appleby Line. It is believed they may have entered onto the 407 highway at that location. It is believed that the second vehicle involved namely a white GMC pickup truck was also stolen. It was recovered by police several hours later abandoned in the City of Hamilton.

One male culprit is described as a white male about 25 to 30 years of age, with short dark hair. One female culprit is described as a white female, about 25 to 30 years of age, with long dark hair.

Not much to go on – how long before they are caught?

The Halton Regional Police Service is requesting assistance from the public that would assist in this investigation is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau -Burlington at 905-825 4747 ext. 2316 or 2312 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 8477 (TIPS), or through the internet at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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