Three arrested and charged with vehicle theft

Crime 100By Staff

February 19th, 2020



Here is how it went.

A van was stolen in Toronto.

Halton police - good angleThe driver gassed up in Burlington and then drove off without paying.  The garage attendant call the police – that was at 1:00 pm

The driver parked the van in a parking lot at Guelph and Upper Middle Road where the police spotted the vehicle.  That was at 1:25 pm.

The police report tells the rest of the story.

On February 18, 2020 shortly after 1:00 pm police were contacted by a gas station to report a fuel theft. The vehicle involved in the theft was stolen from Toronto.

Halton officers located the stolen van inside a parking lot at the intersection of Guelph Line and Upper Middle Road in Burlington at approx. 1:25 pm and parked behind it to initiate an arrest of the occupants.

The van attempted to flee the scene and intentionally struck the police cruiser and other surrounding civilian vehicles. With the help of one off-duty (Halton) officer who happened to be in the lot, police were able to arrest all three suspects without injury.

Arrested and Charged:
Gurdip Singh (27) of No Fixed Address
• Possession of Stolen Property over $5000
• Theft Under $5000
• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
• Flight from Police
• Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2)
• Breach of Undertaking

Gursimranpreet Singh (20) of Brampton
• Possession of Stolen Property over $5000
• Theft Under $5000

Amarpal Singh (30) of Brampton
• Possession of Stolen Property over $5000
• Theft Under $5000
• Fail to Comply with Probation

All three accused were held for bail pending a court appearance in Milton.

The thieves had no idea just how much technology police have at their fingertips.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Candido Moniz at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316 of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau.

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

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