Halton police charge PSW after safe stolen from Oakville home
A Halton Regional Police Service officer is seen in this undated file photo.
Published Friday, March 10, 2023 12:21PM EST
Last Updated Friday, March 10, 2023 12:23PM EST
A personal support worker is facing charges in connection with the theft of a safe containing valuables from a home in Oakville, Halton Regional Police say.
Officers began an investigation into a theft at a home in the area of Bronte Road and Rebecca Street on March 7.
The complainant told police that a safe containing a large quantity of cash, jewellery and personal documents was stolen from the home that day.
Police said a personal support worker who is contracted to assist clients at the home was subsequently identified as a suspect.
The safe was found after a search warrant was executed on a vehicle belonging to the suspect, police said.
Investigators said in a news release Friday that they made an arrest on March 8.
They said 25-year-old-Shanelle Hylton of Brampton has been charged with theft over $5,000.
Hylton has been released on an undertaking.
Police are asking anyone with further information to contact investigators.