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Unclaimed stolen property auction

PUBLISHED: 09:41 31 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:35 05 July 2010

Unclaimed stolen and lost property stored at Lowestoft police station is to be auctioned off to raise money for community projects.

The town's station has signed up to the national Bumblebee Auctions website, which was set up several years ago and is used by a number of police forces to dispose of unclaimed property.

Unclaimed stolen and lost property stored at Lowestoft police station is to be auctioned off to raise money for community projects.

The town's station has signed up to the national Bumblebee Auctions website, which was set up several years ago and is used by a number of police forces to dispose of unclaimed property.

A Suffolk police spokesman said: “The items are put up for sale via the auctions and the money made is then ploughed back into local community projects. The primary aim of the constabulary is to try to return all lost and stolen property to its rightful owner, but when property is not claimed it is eventually put up for sale.”

Suffolk police originally trialled the website auction system in the west of the county.

www.bumblebeeauctions.co.uk

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