Redmond Police conducted a search warrant September 27th on a Kirkland pawn shop suspected of trafficking in stolen property.
The operation comes after more than two years of investigating illegal business practices at A-1 Cash Now Pawn Shop on 100th Ave NE in Kirkland.
Computers used to run the business were seized. The investigation is ongoing.
Lt. Erik Scairpon noted, “Bystanders were cheering for the Redmond and Kirkland Detectives who served the warrant when we arrived. One patron in the neighborhood said she was eager to be rid of the drug use, drug trafficking and thieving occurring in the parking lot.”
To protect the quality of life of residents in the area, the Redmond Police Department has made the investigation and prevention of property crimes a priority.
Pawn shops that receive stolen jewelry, electronics, gift cards and other goods perpetuate and encourage residential burglaries and thefts. This is part of our effort to make our community a great place to live, work and play.