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Toronto man arrested in string of York, Toronto burglaries

Police seized more than $100,000 in property believed stolen from homes in Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Toronto
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 29-year-old man and have seized more than $100,000 in property that is believed to have been stolen from residences in Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Toronto.

The investigation began on Oct. 18, 2018, when officers attended a residential break-and-enter that had occurred at a home on Clark Avenue in the City of Markham.

The homeowner advised they had left their residence at 7:30 a.m. and when they returned home at 2:25 p.m., they found their house had been broken into and that jewelry and other items were missing.

As officers were investigating, they were approached by a neighbor who also was a victim of a break-in. Officers were able to determine that entry was gained to both homes by the suspect prying open windows.

As the investigation progressed, a suspect was developed and was connected to similar break-and-enters that had occurred between July 3, 2018, to Jan. 2, 2019, at residences in Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Toronto.

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 11:40 p.m., a suspect was arrested at his residence in the City of Toronto. Officers executed a search warrant and have seized more than $100,000 in property that is believed to have been stolen. The investigation is ongoing and officers are working to reunite the property with the owners.

Charged:

  • Georgii Gagnidze, 29, City of Toronto

Charges:

  •  Break and Enter x9

 Mr. Gagnidze has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Jan. 23, 2019.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7244, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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