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Cache of stolen property worth $50K located and seized by police

A traffic stop in Prince George Friday led to the discovery of a cache of stolen items.

The Prince George RCMP were called by a concerned citizen who believed he saw a stolen vehicle being driven near Highway 16 and Sykes Road.

Officers attended the area and located the stolen vehicle at a residential property off Highway 16.  The vehicle was occupied by a 57-year-old Prince George man who was arrested and held pending investigation.

Police officers observed several items on the property they believed to have been stolen.  A search warrant was obtained and executed at the property.  In addition to the stolen vehicle, police seized hundreds of other items, including tools, vehicle parts, pet supplies, lawn mowers, a generator and vehicle tires and rims. Five flat-deck tow truck loads as well as a cargo van full of property was taken from the scene with an estimated value of more than $50,000.

Investigators are attempting to locate the rightful owners of all the stolen property.  This is expected to take some time. 

If you have any information about property related crime in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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