Search Warrant Executed After Numerous Locker Room Thefts

A 45-year-old male was arrested after a Criminal Code search warrant was executed at a residence in Oshawa after numerous locker room thefts across Durham Region.

On Friday, May 19, 2023, members of the Central East Criminal Investigations Bureau executed a search warrant at a residence in Oshawa in relation to numerous locker room thefts throughout the Region. Throughout April and May, the suspect attended numerous locker rooms, often located within community centres, stealing a quantity of items from personal lockers. The suspect would then fraudulently use stolen credit and debit cards at nearby retailers.

Edward POND, age 45, of Oshawa is facing 104 charges, including: Theft of Credit Card x9; Unauthorized Use of Credit Card x22; Fraud under $5000 x22; Fail to Comply with Release Order x20; Theft under $5000 x7 and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who has experienced a similar incident, is asked to contact A/Det. Richer of the Central East Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-579-1520 ext. 2740 

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.



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