Stolen Goods Headed Home

By Kevin Masterman, Toronto Police Service Published: 10:56 a.m. February 21, 2014

Investigators have broken up an alleged crime ring targeting residential homes and are now looking to return property they seized as part of their project.

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A diamond ring seized during the investigation

A series of five search warrants was executed by  32 Division officers in both Toronto and York Region during Project Red Cross, which began in December last year, resulting in the seizure of hundreds of items ranging from electronics to jewellery.

Detective David Zajac said the project was launched because of a spike in break-and-enter occurrences in the Division during the daytime hours. Investigators sought leads by looking at the occurrences as a whole and found links between the break-ins.

Four men have been arrested as a result of the investigation.

Police have recovered a quantity of property and are attempting to locate the rightful owners. Photographs of the items have been uploaded to the 32 Division Facebook site, Gallery Photos 1 and GalleryPhotos 2. 

Members of the public are asked to contact 416-808-3219 or if they believe it is their property that has been recovered or with any Project Red Cross inquires.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Rings seized as part of the project
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