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LAPD: Cheap Auto Parts on Internet are Probably Stolen

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"It is imperative to know that when purchasing items on-line, if the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is too good and is possibly a stolen item," said an e-mail sent out this weekend by the LAPD announcing a press conference regarding hundreds of stolen tires and rims from newer model Mercedes Benz and BMWs.

Two young men, ages 18 and 20, are prime suspects in the thefts that ranged between four division areas of the LAPD, including the possibility of outside jurisdictions in Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica.

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"The arrest resulted in several search warrants being served and over 100 tires and rims being recovered," the LAPD release stated. "The tires and rims were being sold on Craig’s List [sic] and after being purchased from Craig’s List were being sold again on eBay."

Last Monday, the District Attorney’s office filed 18 counts of burglary and grand theft on Vasiliy Polyak and Arsen Ovsepyan of North Hollywood.