Victims Have A Chance To Get Stolen Property Back

Just two examples of the many items available for pick-up.
Just a few examples of the many items available for pick-up.

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, through the Evidence Division, is planning to reunite owners with their property.

The event is planned for 1-4 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2014 on the main campus of the sheriff’s office at the multi-purpose building, 3300 N.W. 10th Street, Ocala.

There will be more than 200 items on display. Most of the items are from burglaries. But, there is one case – with more than dozen pieces of property – that involved a citizen simply turning in found property.

Most of the 200 items were taken from homes and cars located in the southern portion of the county within the last twelve (12) months, however, one case is from 2012.

“We know some victims have simply given up hope of getting their property back,” said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. “This is an opportunity to look through a huge collection of items to see if your property is there and you can take it home.”

All victims are asked to bring some paperwork that provides proof of ownership: photos, receipts, model and serial numbers. Detectives will be on location to help victims.

Cochran adds that some people have simply said “Oh Well,” upon finding out their property was stolen.

“We’ve made arrests in these cases and at this event, we are trying to return the property to rightful owners,” Cochran said.