Richmond RCMP arrest man in connection with more than 1,000 stolen luxury items

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      Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of high-end products have been seized by Richmond RCMP.

      They include Jimmy Choo shoes, expensive musical instruments, swords, jewellery, clothing, and high-end handbags.

      "Amongst items seized, were two vehicles utilized by the accused," Cpl. Dennis Hwang said in a news release. "We want to reassure our community that combatting property crime is a top priority for our detachment."

      Richmond RCMP's property crime department has arrested Aaron James Young, 42.

      The B.C. Prosecution Service has charged him with 10 counts of break and enter.

      He also faces one charge of assault with a weapon, two charges of using a disguise to commit an indictable offence, and two charges of possession of property worth more than $5,000 obtained by crime.

      "We have recovered a substantial amount of property believed to have been stolen and destined for resale," Hwang said. "These items were discovered following the execution of a number of search warrants and a lengthy police investigation." 

      The warrants were granted in connection with one home in the 8000 block of General Currie Road in Richmond, two storage lockers in Richmond, and one storage locker in North Vancouver.