Four Arrested in Auto Theft Investigation

By Staff

January 11th, 2023



The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has arrested four people in relation to an auto theft investigation in Oakville.

On January 6, 2023, just after 8:00 am, the HRPS was notified by Peel Police of a 2022 Toyota Highlander that was stolen from a Mississauga residence earlier that morning.

Investigation indicated that the stolen vehicle was in the area of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

HRPS investigators attended the area and observed the vehicle.  At approximately 10:00 am a male suspect was dropped off by a Honda Civic with a Quebec licence plate.  The suspect entered the stolen Highlander and was arrested by police. The Honda Civic was stopped a short time later driving on Highway 403 in Burlington and three male suspects were also arrested. The Honda Civic was not stolen.

Gabriel Akokanne (18) of Quebec, Rock Desvarieux (21) of Quebec, Iliasse Idlhaj (18) of Quebec, and Nathanael Lembani (21) of Quebec were charged with:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

All parties were released on Undertakings.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at

Gazette readers often ask why people charged with serious crimes are given bail and expected to show up for a Court date.  We report regularly on people arrested and found to be in violation of a bail condition for related to an earlier arrest.

The four arrested this week live in Quebec – will they return to Milton Court House for a trial?

The vehicle that was stolen in Mississauga clearly had a tracking device.

Return to the Front page
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments are closed.