Halton Police finally charged an Ontario man in connection to a weird robbery that occurred earlier this month. On October 15th, a tractor-trailer with $60,000 worth of avocados was stolen from a trucking yard on Industry Street in Oakville.
After two weeks of investigating, the Halton Police announced that 27-year-old Harjot Singh Dhillon was arrested on October 30th in connection to the crime. Dhillon was allegedly the man who broke into the trucking yard before driving the trailer away and the tractor was found scattered across the GTA.
Because the trucking yard was locked on the 15th, police believe that Dhillon cut the lock before stealing the tractor-trailer full of produce. From there, they allege that Dhillon dropped the trailer in Scarborough to be unloaded, where it was found without the avocados on October 26th.
Halton Police recovered the tractor alone dumped in Etobicoke the day following the theft on October 16th.
Police have confirmed that while Dhillon has been arrested the investigation into the avocado theft is ongoing. Due to the suspicious nature of this robbery, the Halton Police are continuing to look into other suspects who may be involved.
Currently, Dhillon is facing two charges, one for breaking and entering and another for possession of break-in instruments.
Police are asking that anyone else with information about this crime please contact Detective Constable Jeremy Civiero at 905-825-4747 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.