WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — More than 500 stolen electronic items, valued at thousands of dollars, were found at a Washington store during a police raid.
In addition to the stolen electronics — which included iPhones, iPads, laptops, cameras and electric guitars — dozens of stolen credit cards also were seized from 12-Volt Mobile Electronics during a police raid of the Northwest D.C. store in August.
The store’s owner, 49-year-old David Brown, of Capitol Heights, Md., was arrested Monday in connection to a fencing operation that dealt in stolen electronics.
Police said Brown was arrested in 2011 for the same crime.
“It shows his blatant disregard,” said Cmdr. George Kucik, head of the D.C. police criminal investigation division. “We’ve linked about 50 of the items to about 24 specific crimes including robberies, break-ins and theft from autos.”
Police say Brown openly displayed stolen merchandise in his store.
District officials have closed the store for 96 hours pending a review of the business license.
WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves contributed to this story. Follow Mark on Twitter.