Rural property owners can rest a little easier: police arrest two males for day time break-ins in North Burlington and Milton.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  June 18, 2013.   Two Hamilton men are facing a multitude of criminal charges following a spree of break-ins to rural residential homes. 

 Beginning May 29th, 2013 the Town of Milton and City of Burlington experienced a series of rural residential daytime home break-ins.   Six homes from each municipality were entered and in each case no one was home at the time.

 The suspects forced their way in and the contents of the residence were strewn about. A large quantity of jewelry and small electronics were stolen. 

Homes in setting like these – and empty during the day have been broken into by a pair of Hamilton based thieves. Police arrested two males recently.

 On June 3, 2013 police observed the suspects driving in a stolen car and were forced to enter into a short pursuit.  The pursuit was immediately terminated when the driving actions of the suspects clearly posed a threat to public safety.  The suspects eventually abandoned the motor vehicle near the intersection of Dundas Street and Walkers Line, Burlington.

 Police recovered a large quantity of stolen property from six rural break and enters that occurred on that day from homes in Milton and Burlington.

 With the assistance of Forensic Identification personnel and Hamilton Police Service, two suspects were identified and arrested by Hamilton police June 5th.

Both accused are now also before the courts in Halton on various charges.


 Karl Michael BATTLE (28 yrs) of Hamilton

Robert Joseph LAROCQUE (43 yrs) of Hamilton



Break and Enter (12 counts)    

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle   

Flight from Police                                  

Theft of Motor Vehicle                           

Possession of Stolen Property (three counts)


LAROCQUE faces three additional counts of Breach of a Probation Order.

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