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On July 22nd, 2017 at approximately 3:40 am, two male suspects broke into the secure compound at PJ’s Automotive, located at 710 Cannon St E, and stole a moped. The stolen moped was recovered on August 8th, 2017, after being involved in a traffic fatality.

On July 23rd, 2017, the same two male suspects attended EMMO Hamilton, located at 819 King St E, Hamilton. The suspects forced the door open at 6:18 am and entered the business, where they subsequently stole two e-bikes.

On August 7th, 2017, the same two male suspects broke into the Electric Avenue E-bike shop at 5:50 am. The business is located at 1471 Main St E, Hamilton. The suspects entered through the front door and stole two e-bikes. The e-bikes were later recovered in an alleyway.

Members of the BEAR Unit investigated and identified the two male suspects to be Charles SHOTWELL and Daniel LETCHFORD.

Accused : Charles SHOTWELL 49 yr-old from Hamilton
Charged: Break and Enter Commit x 3
Accused: Daniel LETCHFORD 31yr-old from Brantford
Charged:  Break and Enter Commit x 3 , Failing to comply with Probation x 3 and Possession of Burglary Tools 

If you have any information about this crime or you witnessed any of these crimes and have yet to speak to Police, you can call Detective Constable Shannon McLean at 905-546-8938 or A/S/Sgt Tim Bower at 905-546-2991.

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