Jagdish Pandher charged with stealing donations from temples in Brampton


A 41-year-old Indo-Canadian man has been charged with breaking into temples and stealing cash from donation boxes. The accused has been identified as Jagdish Pandher from Brampton city.
The police informed that between March and August 2023, multiple break-and-enter incidents across the region were investigated. “Three locations were at places of worship where the suspect was seen on surveillance footage breaking into temples and taking money from donation boxes. Two other incidents involved the same male breaking into other commercial locations and stealing money,” informed the police.
Following a lengthy and coordinated investigation with other police agencies across the Greater Toronto Area, Police identified Jagdish of Brampton as the suspect.
Jagdish, already in custody for similar offences, has been charged with five counts of Break and Enter under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Although some of these offences occurred at places of worship, Investigators are confident that these were crimes of opportunity to steal cash and not motivated by hate.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 1233.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.