Two arrested in RIM Smartphone theft in Brampton

Officers with the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have arrested two men after the theft of Blackberry smartphones from a Mississauga warehouse.

Sometime between the evening of August 19 and evening of August 20th, 2011, suspects entered a warehouse located on Slough Street in Mississauga. Once inside, the suspects removed three skids of packaged smartphones. The phones are described as Blackberry 9810’s and are either grey or white in colour. A total of 2,700 phones were stolen with a street value of 1.1 million dollars. Of the 2,700 phones, 900 are believed to be grey and 1800 are believed to be white.

On October 29, 2011 officers of 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested two men in relation to the theft and possession of the stolen blackberries.

  • Gurvir SINGH 20, of Toronto has been charged with Possession of Property obtained by Crime over $5000.00 X2 and Theft of Telecommunications.
  • Pawan WASAN 30, of Brampton has been charged with Possession of Property obtained by Crime over $5000.00 X3 and Theft of Telecommunications.

Both have been released on a form 10 and will appear in an Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on December 1, 2011.

The smartphone aspect of these devices including BBM, have all been disabled, so that their only use would be as a cell phone.

Identification and PIN numbers for the stolen phones have been recorded by police and investigators would like to remind the public that being found in possession of a stolen smartphone is a criminal offence.

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