Las Vegas police arrest 3 men in connection to home full of stolen items

Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 4:56 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - FOX5 is learning more about the arrests of three men who are accused of running a fencing operation involving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said there was enough stolen merchandise in the home to fill up a 30-foot moving truck.

According to police, investigators tracked the suspects down through the ping of stolen air pods.

A woman who did not want to be identified described what took place in her neighborhood last week when there was heavy police presence in the area. “I was at work and my roommate had sent me a video of the cops showing up. He said they were there all day all night,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified.

“It really upset some of the neighbors,” the woman said. “All of the neighbors actually that I know of.”

Four separate investigations over stolen goods led LVMPD to three men who were running the fencing operation, in which one buys stolen goods and later resells the items.

“We always see FedEx trucks here every day,” the neighbor said. “We just thought oh okay, they have a shopping problem.”

On Nov. 17, Las Vegas police arrested the three men.

With a search warrant in hand, LVMPD came to the home off Rancho Drive and found hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property.

In the police report, LVMPD said every room in the house was filled from floor to ceiling with stolen property. The report also said police and found multiple phones in metal boxes that blocks anyone from being able to use the Find My iPhone app.

Police said the suspects would then sell the stolen items at the Broadacres Swapmeet on Pecos and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The police report states the labeling of the cell phones shows the men knew they were buying and selling stolen items and were supposedly buying from the same people on a daily basis.

“I just can’t believe that it was right next door to us,” the woman said. “That kind of sucks.”