Police have made an arrest but are still looking for two others in connection to a series of break-and-enters targeting commercial businesses and synagogues in the Toronto area.
Police say the crime spree began in February in the vicinity of Dufferin Street and Bathurst Street and would take place between midnight and 5 a.m.
“They’re hitting a synagogue with a specific MO, and then they’ll cross the street and they’ll do a commercial entry into a convenience store. So the MOs don’t match,” explained Sgt. Dan Sadadics of 53 Division.
“They’ll be on foot doing an entry, they might use a car, they might use a bike, they might use an e-bike. So we’re looking for a broad spectrum when we’re looking for them.”
Joshua Moskaluk (also known as Joshua Read), 37, was arrested on May 17 and faces 26 charges for break-and-enter and two for auto theft.
“They actually entered the synagogue up in the area hoping to get some of the silver or gold artifacts. They were unsuccessful. So they ended up taking the car keys that might have been parked there and they removed that,” said Sadadics. “Opportunity, whatever they could take, they would take.”
Police say they are still looking for two suspects in connection to the break-and-enters.
- Brian Eric Rutherford, 38, described as medium build, dark-brown hair, brown eyes, unshaven, approximately 5’10”and 180 lbs.
- Chance Jeanson, 43, described as thin build, unshaven, light-brown hair, approximately 5’8” and 150 lbs.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).