Serial Lexus Thieves Finally Caught in Canada

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2019 Lexus IS350

Oh, Canada. The crime spree allegedly began last October and included 21 Lexuses. 

Two men were arrested recently in Montreal, Canada in connection with the theft of over 25 vehicles. 21 of their targets were were Lexuses, with the remainder being Toyotas. They may be guilty of many crimes, but not of having bad taste.

The suspects, César Jose Ramos-Rosario and Tommy Lapierre kicked off their grand theft auto spree last October. In that short time they managed to nab a pretty shocking number of cars, which they planned to export out of the country. According to the Montreal Gazette, law enforcement have recovered 8 of the missing vehicles.

We can’t help but ask: How exactly did these guys manage to pull it off for so long? No offense to our friends from up North, but we would think 25 missing cars of virtually the same make might ring a few alarms, eh?

Of course, Canada has had their share of Lexus-related crimes as of late. So, we are grateful these two ultimately got nabbed.

However, it is a little shocking that Ramos-Rosario and Lapierre are currently out on bail! They have some restrictions, such they must adhere to a curfew and they cannot contact each other. But we would think two suspects facing a total of 31 charges, with 25 being for grand theft auto, might face a stiffer penalty.

Law enforcement have asked that anyone with information on the case, or anyone missing a Lexus, contact them at 450-646-8500

Well, hopefully the two men will keep their hands off any Lexuses while they await trial. Look, but don’t touch. On second though, don’t look.

We do know one Lexus they wouldn’t have dared to try anything with, however.

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Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

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