On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, Hector Pavel SORIANO NOVA, 35, of Toronto, appeared before the Honourable Justice Richard Blouin of the Ontario Court of Justice and pleaded guilty to one count of Accessory to Robbery in connection with the May home invasion. He was sentenced to one year in jail, however, given credit for 110 days of pre-trial custody. He currently has 255 days left to serve.
Mr. SORIANO NOVA was arrested on an outstanding warrant on July 21, 2010, by members of Canada Border Services when he appeared at the International Centre Bond Reporting Office. York Regional Police Hold-Up investigators had previously issued the warrant for arrest when he was identified on video as having assisted in transporting some stolen items to a Toronto residence, following the home invasion in Vaughan. Mr. SORIANO NOVA was also sentenced to an additional 60 days in custody in relation to a guilty plea to Impaired Driving,
Assault and Breach of Recognizance after two separate incidents in Toronto in 2009.
On Sunday, May 23, 2010, two victims left their Innisfil jewelry business and drove to their home in the City of Vaughan. Upon arriving home at approximately 8 p.m., the victims parked their car inside the garage. Four masked men then ran inside, punctured the victims’ car tire with a knife and robbed them of a large quantity of jewelry. The victims received minor injuries as a result of the incident.
Through investigation, 12 other suspects have been identified in connection with this incident and at least ten other incidents in York Region. Seven of these suspects have been arrested and charged with offences including Robbery, Disguise with Intent, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Theft Under $5000, Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Breach of Recognizance, Dangerous Driving, Possession of Break and Enter Tools and Mischief. In addition, these suspects are believed to be responsible for at least two Toronto incidents, two
Waterloo incidents and one in Durham Region. Five suspects still remain outstanding.
• (Victor) Eduardo (PADRON) GARCIA MORENO, 35
• Javier Francisco ROJAS ARDILA, 32
• Cesar Augusto PRIETO TORRES, 31
• Yimy ORJUELA HURTADO, 35
• Piedad Del Carmen PEREZ, 29
• All of no fixed address
Investigators are seeking public assistance in locating the five outstanding suspects. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these suspects is asked to call police.