Stolen Vancouver items on display
Recognize anything? Police have recovered hundreds of allegedly stolen goods from an east Vancouver raid. (Michael Mui, 24 hours)
Tracking down the whereabouts of someone Vancouver police call a “prolific thief” led officers to recover hundreds of allegedly stolen items they now want the public to claim.
Const. Brian Montague said Andrew Roy Cross, 49, was arrested along with nine other people at a Main Street and East 47 Avenue home.
“There was so much property, in fact, that it took three cube vans to transport it from the home,” said Montague in a statement.
Inside, police found a handgun, multiple replica weapons, $20,000 in drugs suspected to be related to trafficking, and numerous stolen items such as bicycles, guitars, computers, sunglasses and tools.
Const. Brian Hobbs, an investigator, said police found Cross after receiving a tip he’d recently moved into the neighbourhood some weeks before.
Police said the man has had more than 300 police encounters and many convictions.
Some items are worth thousands of dollars, Montague said — police haven’t fully catalogued the items to know their total value.
The VPD is asking the public to call 604-717-0505 and provide details of any items they’ve had stolen for possible matches.