Police seizure nets huge stash of suspected stolen property
WATCH: Vancouver police have seized thousands of dollars worth of stolen property they’d like to return to the rightful owners. Rumina Daya has more.
One man has been charged following a huge police seizure of suspected stolen items in an East Vancouver home on June 20. Now, police are hoping to return the property to their rightful owners.
After concerns regarding firearms on the premises, Vancouver police searched a home located on Main Street near East 47th Avenue and found a semi-automatic handgun, replica firearms, and approximately $20,000 worth of drugs.
According to investigators, they needed three cube vans to remove all the suspected stolen items from the home. Other items found in the home include: passports, high-end bicycles, bike parts, musical instruments, tools, laptops, computers, tablet, and flat screen televisions.
Initially 10 men and women were taken into custody and interviewed but all were released except for 49-year-old Andrew Roy Cross, who is in custody and has been charged with possession of a restricted firearm.
Cross is well-known to VPD and was on probation for possession of stolen property when he was arrested.
Police say the amount of the suspected stolen property is in the six-figures and most of it was taken in the last six weeks with some items dating back to 2012.
If anyone believes their property is among any of the seized items police are asking the public to call (604) 717-0505.
SLIDESHOW: Property seized by VPD