Brandon Police Service Media Release – Monday, May 17, 2021

Male arrested after attempting to sell a stolen item online.

On May 16, 2021, police responded to a report of theft from a residential property in the 700 block of 7th street. A black garden wagon was taken from the yard between May 14 and May 16, 2021.

An investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect had listed the item for sale online. Arrangements were made for the wagon to be purchased, which allowed police to locate it in the possession of a 43-year-old male suspect when he turned up to sell it at a meeting place.

The male was arrested and later released to appear in court on July 26, 2021, on a charge of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. The wagon was returned to the owner.

Source: BPS media release