According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, six vehicles were reported stolen from the driveways of homes over 24 hours between Tuesday and early Wednesday. The vehicles were all newer-model pickup trucks or SUVs.
Police say the investigation determined suspects involved were travelling in a grey Honda Civic.
“They utilized a sophisticated device contained in a backpack to clone vehicle fobs within the victim’s residence allowing them to steal five Dodge Ram pickup trucks and a Toyota Highlander from various locations around Lindsay,” police stated.
On Wednesday afternoon, police say they received information from Quebec’s provincial police (Sûreté du Québec) that officers had stopped a black 2021 Dodge Ram pickup truck believed to have been stolen from Lindsay but not yet reported.
Lindsay police confirmed the theft and Quebec police arrested the driver. A man from Quebec was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
No name was released.
The investigation into the other vehicle thefts continues. The Lindsay police offered this list of tips to protect your keyless entry vehicle.