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Hermes, Louis Vuitton among $30K in suspected stolen merchandise seized from Burnaby home

Investigation sparked by report of $10,000 in cell phones stolen from Metrotown mall store.

An investigation into $10,000 worth of stolen cell phones at Burnaby’s Metrotown mall led to the seizure of up to $30,000 worth of stolen luxury items, including jewelry and high-end clothing last month.

On Jan. 7, Burnaby RCMP responded to a business inside the Metropolis at Metrotown mall reporting the theft of numerous cell phones, according to a police news release.

With the help of security video, investigators identified a suspect with a significant property crime history, police said.

“He was recognizable pretty quick,” Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj told the NOW.

Officers executed a search warrant at the 59-year-old man’s Burnaby residence on Feb. 9 and found, not only the stolen phones, but a “plethora of suspected stolen luxury goods,” according to the release.

Police seized nearly a hundred items from the residence including jewelry and high-end clothes and electronics.

Among the seized items were articles in their original packaging from Apple, Hermes and Louis Vuitton.

The investigation in ongoing, according to police.

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