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Over 1,000 high-end and luxury items recovered in ‘truly staggering’ thefts

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 10, 2019 2:46 pm

Over 1,000 stolen luxury items filling up several storage lockers have been confiscated by Richmond RCMP.

According to police, on December 5, 2018, the RCMP Property Crimes Unit witnessed a suspect allegedly breaking and entering into a residence in the 5000-block of Cornwall Street.

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Aaron Young, 42, was arrested and four search warrants were executed for the following locations:

  • One residence in the 8000 block of General Currie Road, Richmond
  • One storage locker in the 12000 block of Riverside Way, Richmond
  • One storage locker in the 8000 block of Sea Island Way, Richmond
  • One storage locker in the 1300 block of East Kent Avenue North, Vancouver

Young was released on bail a day later. But on December 19 — less than two weeks later —  he was spotted by a plainclothes officer from the Richmond RCMP Property Crime Unit allegedly casing residences.

After investigating, police found a second storage locker located in the 1200 block of Riverside Way containing “another sizeable cache of stolen property.”

The following 15 charges have been approved against Young:

  • 10 counts of break and enter with intent
  • One count of assault with a weapon
  • Two Counts of using a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence
  • Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

According to Cpl. Dennis Hwang, the number of high-end handbags, clothing, shoes, watches, spirits, and personal electronics recovered by police were “truly staggering. ”

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Stolen Items/ Richmond RCMP

“Jewellery, musical instruments, power tools, sporting goods, and several swords were also recovered,” he added.

Young remains in custody and Richmond police say that additional charges may be laid.

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