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South Bend Police to auction off confiscated and stolen items

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Police Department will hold an auction of confiscated and stolen items.

ABC57 News stopped by the station and saw everything from flat-screen TVs to computers and bicycles and even a new tooth brush.

"The property comes from some of it is abandoned, some of it's seized, some of it is the proceeds from burglaries, larcenies, thefts, and when do accumulate this stuff we can't find the rightful owner," Capt. Phil Trent of the South Bend Police Department said. "What ends up happening is we have to empty our warehouse of found property and we have a yearly auction."

The auction is Saturday at the South Bend Police Department on Sample Street.

The doors open at 8 a.m. and the bidding starts at 8:30 a.m. This is a "cash only" auction.

Money raised goes to the police pension fund.

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