Three men have been arrested after a string of vehicle thefts.

In February, there was a rash of new model F150 thefts in Edmonton, specifically 2017-2020 models equipped with push-button start. Edmonton Police Service (EPS) started looking into it after more than a dozen trucks were stolen between Feb.18-20.

Police believed the suspects were using sophisticated technology to defeat the trucks' anti-theft systems.

After an expensive investigation and with help from the Strathcona County RCMP, police arrested three men from Ontario; 34-year-old Michael Pohlos, 23-year-old Harshdeep Binner and 22-year-old Riyasad Singh.

"The Edmonton Police Service would like to thank the RCMP Strathcona County detachment for their assistance identifying the suspects," EPS said in a release.

By the time they were caught, over 40 trucks were reported stolen. Seven have been recovered by police so far.

All three men face several charges, including theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of break-in instruments.

The investigation is still ongoing.