April 15, 2019 11:32 am

8 men face more than 150 charges following alleged break-and-enters in the GTA

York Regional Police announced the arrests on Monday.

Nick Westoll / File / Global News

VAUGHAN – Police say eight men are facing more than 150 charges in a series of alleged break-and-enters that occurred across the Greater Toronto Area over the last six months.

York Regional Police say they began investigating the alleged break-ins in October 2018, partnering with numerous agencies including other police services and the Canada Border Service Agency.

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They say the first arrests came in December 2018, when officers caught two men allegedly trying to steal from a home in Vaughan.

Police say they arrested three more men in January following alleged break-ins in Toronto.

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They say another three men were arrested “moments after committing a break-and-enter in York Region” in February, and each faced 14 break-and-enter related charges.

Police say they then executed several search warrants and connected the last three men with 15 more alleged break-ins, so now they each face an additional 39 charges. including participating in a criminal organization.

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