On Dec. 6, Toronto Police released video footage of two men wanted in connection to a series of late-evening car thefts that began in August.

Police release video of men wanted in string of car thefts

Toronto Police hope video footage released Dec. 6 leads to identifying two men wanted in connection to a series of late-evening car thefts.

The video shows one man with short hair, who police say is in his mid-20s, and another with a bandana over his face.

Since Aug. 3, 23 high-end vehicles have been stolen from Toronto homes while families have been asleep or on vacation, police say.

Three of the vehicles were found in a Mississauga parking lot.

According to police, the robbers break in through the garage and disable the alarm system before entering the home in search of car keys.

Once inside, they rob the home, focusing on jewelry and electronics, while searching for the car keys, police say.

The thieves target homes with expensive vehicles, such as Porsches, BMWs and Cadillacs.

Staff Insp. Mike Earl of the holdup squad says police believe the suspects are part of an organized gang that researches and targets homes with specific high-end cars. The suspects wait for a home’s occupants to be asleep or on vacation before making their move, Earl says.

Police believe the stolen cars are either shipped overseas or are resold after having their identification numbers changed, Earl says.