Crime & Justice

LAPD recovers $250,000 of stolen goods

A stolen ring recovered by the LAPD.
A stolen ring recovered by the LAPD.
Courtesy of the LAPD
A stolen ring recovered by the LAPD.
A stolen purse recovered by the LAPD.
Courtesy of the LAPD
A stolen ring recovered by the LAPD.
Stolen silverware recovered by the LAPD.
A stolen ring recovered by the LAPD.
One of many stolen items recovered by the LAPD.
Courtesy of the LAPD


If you've been the victim of a robbery, the Los Angeles Police Department may have some of your things. 

The LAPD has recovered more than 1,000 items including jewelry, rare coins, stamps and high-end handbags. Together, they're worth about a quarter of a million dollars.

The contraband items likely come from burglaries spanning three counties and were headed for a store in South L.A.

The shop, located on Vermont Avenue near 27th, has a reputation for buying and selling stolen goods, LAPD Detective Marc Zavala tells KPCC.

"We just got involved in this back in August, and according to sources this person had been running this business for a couple of years," he says.

The owner was arrested but is out on bail. The shop remains open.

So far, only three victims have claimed their things.  

The LAPD has posted images of the recovered items online and urges anyone who was a victim of a burglary between January 1 and August 17, 2016 to check the website.