Alleged car thief caught while asleep in stolen truck, police say
A Durham Regional Police vehicle is pictured. (Tom Stefanac / CP24)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:24PM EDT
A 47-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly stealing numerous vehicles, including a classic car and a tow truck in which he was found sleeping at the time of his arrest.
Durham regional police say the man is believed to have stolen two collectable vehicles from a specialty car shop near Port Perry, Ont. late last week.
The missing vehicles, a 2008 red Corvette and a 1969 black Ford Torino, have not yet been recovered.
Police say the suspect was located on Monday in Oshawa, Ont., asleep in a stolen tow truck, which was in turn hitched to a stolen Cadillac.
The man, from Kawartha Lakes, Ont., is now facing 11 charges including four counts of possession of stolen property worth more than $5,000 and three counts of driving while disqualified.
The investigation is ongoing.