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News   March 28, 2003   by Auto Service World

Toronto-Area Chop Shop Goes Down

Peel Regional Police have arrested three men involved in a chop-shop operation responsible for the theft and re-vinning of numerous vehicles stolen from across the Greater Toronto Area.
The investigation began in the fall of 2002 with the recovery of two stolen vehicles from a business being operated on Royal Windsor Drive in Mississauga, Ont. Further investigation led police to Woodchester Auto Sales on Speers Road in Oakville, Ont., where the accused men were re-vinning stolen vehicles.
The re-vinned vehicles were then sold to unsuspecting buyers or shipped for sale in the U.S. Police have currently identified in excess of 30 vehicles stolen from across the Greater Toronto Area. The investigation is continuing into their business activities and police believe that the total number of vehicles identified could be in excess of several hundred. The recovered vehicles include Dodge Caravans and Pontiac Sunfires, as well as other mid-value vehicles. They have been returned to the insurance companies that paid out on the theft.
Nazeer Khan, 47 years of Brampton, Ont.,, Rafzik Khan, 39 years of Oakville, Ont., and Raymond Khan, 41 years of Mississauga, Ont., have been charged with several counts of Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. The accused are to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ont., today for a bail hearing.

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