Police Issue Warning About Stolen Personal Computers

Officers from the Commercial Auto Crime Unit are warning consumers to be wary of the private sales of electronic goods, as they investigate the theft of a tractor trailer and its load of personal computers.

Between 3:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, the suspects entered a truck compound on Clark Blvd. and stole a tractor trailer combination containing 791 Hewlett Packard personal computers.

The tractor and trailer were located in Mississauga on Monday, March 29, 2010. The stolen items are described as Hewlett Packard Pavilion Elite desktop computers. The theft is valued at approximately $470,000.00.

Peel Regional Police want to remind the public to be wary of the private sales of new electronic goods. Anyone found in possession of stolen property may be liable to severe consequences. In addition to the possibility of being charged with a criminal offence, the goods in question will be seized and returned to their rightfully owner.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Commercial Auto Crime Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3313. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting their website at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by texting “PEEL”, followed by your tip, to CRIMES (274637). Information leading to arrests and / or the recovery of stolen goods may qualify for a cash reward.

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