Police: N. Seattle coin shop was buying, selling stolen goods

Photo: Seattle Police Department

SEATTLE -- Police say a 10-month investigation into a North Seattle coin shop has resulted in the arrest of three men and the recovery of allegedly stolen goods.

Police investigated Seattle Rare Coins in the 8600 block of Aurora Avenue North. Police allege that employees were buying stolen goods and reselling them on eBay and Offerup.com

Investigators were able to sell purportedly stolen items on a dozen different occasions and later found some for sale online, police said.

Investigators served a search warrant on Friday. Among the suspected stolen items recovered were electronics, power tools, knives, boating gear, clothing and health and beauty supplies. police said.

Police believe stolen items were bought for about 10 percent of their retail value. Police believe thieves then would use to the proceeds to buy drugs.

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