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. ”
“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.