Guelph police charge 3 amid spike in reported vehicle break-ins

Guelph police have charged three people as the city sees a spike in reported vehicle break-ins.

According to police, the first incident dates back to March 27 when a vehicle was reportedly broken into near Norwich and Woolwich streets.

Police say a gas station card was among the items taken and that 1,157,000 points, worth about $1,570, were redeemed at several gas stations over the following days.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday and charged with fraud, unauthorized use of a credit card and possession of property obtained by crime.

Police also announced the arrests of two people after a spate of reported vehicle break-ins on the city’s east side.

A 25-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man are facing a long list of charges, including theft, possession of stolen property and breaching probation.

Police also say a 2006 Nissan Titan was reported stolen overnight on Wednesday near Willow and Elmira roads after a spare set of keys was left inside the pickup.

Guelph police have seen an uptick in reported thefts from vehicles amid the coronavirus pandemic and are urging residents to lock their vehicle doors and remove any valuables.

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