Charges laid in break-and-enter investigation

York Regional Police have laid 35 charges against two men in connection with multiple break and
enters across the GTA.

The investigation began on January 23, 2020, when officers responded to reports of break and enters
at two homes in the City of Vaughan and two homes in the City of Richmond Hill. Investigators were
able to link the four incidents and connected the suspects to a stolen van they were operating.

On April 1, 2020, both of the suspects were arrested. As part of the investigation, search
warrants were executed on the suspects’ residences. A number of stolen items were recovered and
officers were able to link the accused to several other break and enters in the GTA.

The owners of the property recovered during the warrants have not been identified. If you were a
victim of a break and enter over this time period, please review photographs of the property at the
following link:

Zviad Gogochuri, 34, of the City of Toronto and Tomike Kochiashvili, 29, of the City of Pickering were charged.

Charges include: Break and Enter with Intent x4, Break and Enter and Commit x6, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,0000, Theft of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Break in Instruments, Fail to Comply with Recognizance.

For tips on how to keep your home safe and to conduct your own home security audit, visit
and click Crime Prevention.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Integrated Property Crime Task
Force at 1-866-876-5423, ext., or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.

Photo: Image shows some of the many recovered stolen items from multiple GTA break and enters.

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