PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police have recovered valuable crystals that were stolen from a vehicle after the owner found them for sale online and lured the alleged thief to waiting officers.
Sometime between November 5, 2022, and November 6, 2022, the victim’s vehicle was entered while it was parked in their driveway on Arndon Avenue. Police say a wallet that contained various forms of identification and approximately $20 in Canadian currency. Also stolen, was a suitcase that contained various crystals and bracelets was stoeln from the vehicle. The assorted crystals were unique and valued at over $2000 according to police.
The victim discovered the crystals for sale on a social media platform and several messages were sent back and forth under the pretense they were interested in purchasing the items according to police. Arrangements were made to meet the sellers in a parking lot in the area of Monaghan and Lansdown Street.
On November 7, 2022, just before 10 am police attended this area and located a male in a vehicle matching the description provided to the victim and approached the vehicle allegedly observing a basket that contained various crystals and bracelets on the passenger seat.
The driver was arrested for being in possession of stolen property. The location of the remaining stolen property was determined to be in a residence on Chamberlain Street and after executing a search warrant a number of crystals and bracelets were located and seized according to police.
Two persons have been charged with possession of stolen property. No names were released.