LAPD Seeks Rightful Owners of Stolen Goods

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By Olsen Ebright
|  Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 8:04 PM PDT
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LAPD: Is This Your Stolen Property?

Police are looking for the owner of this watch, just one of thousands of stolen goods that still need to be returned to their rightful owners, according to the LAPD.

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Thousands of stolen items still need to be returned to their rightful owners and police are hoping a cache of photos posted online may lead to more claims, authorities said Tuesday.

More than 11,000 items were seized earlier this year as part of a Los Angeles Police Department task force investigation into "fence burglaries," when someone buys stolen property for later resale, sometimes in a legitimate market, according to the department.

Although the photos were first posted online last month, police held a news conference Tuesday to remind victims to browse the photo library, which is hosted on the file-sharing service Dropbox.

Because of high demand, downloads were temporarily disabled as of Tuesday afternoon, according to an error message on the site. Police said users should check back when service is restored.

Victims can reclaim their property by emailing police at lapdvctf@lapd.lacity.org or leaving a message at 818-644-8091. 

Recovery Instructions: "In your e-mail or message left, please include a brief description of the item, the item number written on the yellow tab in the photography, the name listed as the victim on your burglary report, the report number, the address where the burglary occurred, the date of the crime and a callback number."

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