The Halton Police have identified and charged a third suspect in a break and enter investigation that occurred in March.
In March, the Halton Police arrested two suspects in a series of residential break and enters across the GTA. The investigation began after the suspects broke into a residence on Goodram Drive in Burlington. On March 25th, investigators were conducting surveillance on two suspects when they allegedly observed them committing a residential break and enter. They were both arrested shortly thereafter.
Antoni Hal, a Mississauga 59-year-old resident, was charged with five counts of break and enter, possession of the stolen property, possession of break and enter tools, uttering a forged document and fraud under. Leokadia Minkiewicz, a 55-year-old Mississauga resident, was charged with five counts of break and enter, possession of stolen property and possession of break and enter tools.
Following the arrests, investigators executed three search warrants at a residence, a storage locker and a vehicle all located in Mississauga. The police have recovered a large quantity of property believed to have been stolen from the identified break and enters.
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Since the earlier arrests in late March, the investigators have worked with several other police agencies across the GTA and have identified additional break and enter victims. A total of 34 charges have been laid against the pair. The police have also given victims back $60,000 worth of stolen property.
The third suspect was identified during the investigation and has been charged with 2 counts of trafficking in stolen property. Iwona Dytlow, a 49-year-old Mississauga resident, was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear.
Both Hal and Minkiewicz have since failed to attend court and investigators have confirmed they fled the country shortly after being released from court. Both are now wanted and are being sought by police.
Investigators have a quantity of property that is still unaccounted for.
Link to property photos: https://bit.ly/2vWV1Xm
Police are advising all victims of a residential break in to review the photos on their Flicker account and to contact investigators if your property is shown. Anyone who may have additional information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Pam Douglas or Crime Stoppers.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.