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VPD seizes stolen property valued close to $130,000

Vancouver Police seized close to a $130,000 worth of stolen property late last month after executing a search warrant at a home in the city’s eastside.

On November 27, police searched a residence near Victoria Drive and East 49th Avenue, after receiving information that people in the house were selling stolen property. During the search, investigators discovered rooms full of stolen clothing and alcohol. The stolen property was displayed on racks and tables and available for purchase by potential customers.

“This is a large quantity of stolen items, and we are working with several retailers to return their property,” says Sergeant Aaron Roed, VPD. “Unfortunately, retail theft happens all over the city.”

Since the beginning of the year, Vancouver Police have investigated almost 2,000 reported shoplifting incidents.

Two people from Vancouver were arrested in relation to the seizure and released pending further investigation. Vancouver Police continue to investigate and anticipate recommending charges to Crown Counsel in the coming weeks.

Anyone with information on stolen property is asked to contact police.