19 May 2010

Recovered stolen goods posted on police website

8:30 pm on 19 May 2010

Burglary victims are being given a chance to reclaim stolen items, via a police website cataloguing recovered wares from the Auckland region.

Nearly 400 photographs of stolen items are on view, including watches, rings and bracelets.

The items were recovered last month during an investigation into the second-hand goods trade.

Almost 50 people were arrested, four of whom were second-hand dealers.

Visitors to the website can identify items through a "shopping cart" system and lodge an inquiry with supporting evidence to try to reclaim them.

However, false claimants will be prosecuted under the Crimes Act.