A man has been arrested and charged after police found stolen luxury goods — such as Jimmy Choo shoes and high-end purses — in four storage lockers and a home.
On Dec. 5, Richmond RCMP spotted and arrested a suspect in a burglary of a home on Cornwall Drive. Following the man’s arrest, police obtained search warrants at four locations including a home in the 8000-block of General Currie Road in Richmond and storage lockers in the 12000-block of Riverside Way and the 8000-block of Sea Island Way in Richmond, as well as a storage locker in the 1300-block of East Kent Avenue North in Vancouver.
Richmond RCMP have arrested Aaron James Young, now charged with break-and-enter, assault with a weapon, disguise with intent to commit an offence, and possession of property obtained by crime. Police seized property from several storage units in the investigation.The suspect was released on bail a day after his arrest but arrested again on Dec. 19, 2018, after plainclothes officers alleged he was spotted casing residences.
After that, police searched a second storage locker in the 12000-block of Riverside Way, where another collection of stolen goods was found. Among the goods seized were Jimmy Choo stilettos, high-end purses, watches, power tools, several swords and two cars.
Aaron James Young, a 42-year-old Richmond resident, has been charged with 10 counts of break-and-enter, one count of assault with a weapon, two counts of using a disguise with intent to commit an offence and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Young remains in custody.
“The volume of high-end handbags, clothing, shoes, watches, spirits and personal electronics recovered by our officers was truly staggering. Jewelry, musical instruments, power tools, sporting goods and several swords were also recovered,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang.
Hwang said there were more than 1,000 items including two vehicles.