Some stolen goods remain unclaimed one year after Langley RCMP arrested a 35-year-old local man and seized more than 55 stolen items he had kept in in a storage locker.
From cameras, GPS, and bikes to chess pieces and sunglasses, there are numerous stolen goods sitting in Langley RCMP’s lock up.
In September 2013, after a lengthy investigation into suspicious activity at a storage unit in Langley City, police obtained a search warrant for one particular locker.
On Sept. 29, of last year, the search warrant was executed and 54 items were seized from the locker. Items seized were believed stolen and some have been returned to their respective owners including 11 firearms classified as replica or imitation firearms, ammunition, bear spray, an expandable ASP baton, cameras, radios, jewelry, tools, sunglasses, external hard drives, and board games.
While police were executing the warrant, a small blue sedan believed to be associated to the locker arrived, came to a stop and the driver immediately accelerated in reverse.
One of the officers jumped into his patrol car and followed the sedan until it stopped just outside the fenced storage compound. The officer arrested the driver immediately.
Travis Elias, 35, of Langley, was found guilty on two counts of possession of stolen property.
On Jan. 16, he was sentenced to 32.5 months jail. Additionally he was given a lifetime prohibition for firearms.
Police are asking victims or property crime look at the unclaimed items online. If you do see an item belonging to you, please call the Langley RCMP Stolen Property Recovery line and leave a message with your name and contact information. The phone number is 604-532-3398. One of the investigators will contact you in the very near future.