A stolen vehicle investigation across Toronto has resulted in the recovery of over 1,000 cars and charges laid against more than 200 people.
Dubbed Project Stallion, the initiative focused on vehicle and catalytic converter thefts that began in November 2022.
The investigation wrapped up in September of this year with more than 500 charges laid against 228 people including a 19-year-old from Angus and a 40-year-old from Alliston.
The more than 1,000 stolen vehicles recovered are valued at close to $60 million.
“There have been 9,747 vehicles stolen in Toronto so far in 2023, and during the Project Stallion investigation, more than 3,500 vehicles were stolen in 22 and 23 Divisions. Thieves are stealing vehicles, and are then using those vehicles to carry out other violent crimes, or are shipping them overseas, where they are resold, or re-vinned and sold domestically,” police said in a news release on Wednesday.
Project Stallion (November 7, 2022 to September 24, 2023):
- Charged people: 228
- Charges laid: 553
- Vehicles recovered: 1,080
- Value of recovered vehicles: $59,065,120