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Comox Valley RCMP Street Crimes Unit are currently looking for people who may have unknowingly purchased stolen property earlier this year.

They believe that Comox Valley man Michael Leighton may have been selling stolen property online, and are urging buyers to come forward.

An investigation involving Leighton led to 27 charges against him, and is currently still ongoing.

The stolen items ranged from wallets, to gift cards, to jewelry and more, and would have been sold between the months of January and March of this year.

“If you purchased items from Michael Leighton between January and March, we would like to determine whether or not the items had been stolen from someone here in the Comox Valley” said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP.

“If we can prove that the items were stolen, we will be recommending additional charges and getting the property back to the rightful owners” she added.

Anyone with information, or believes that they have purchased something from Michael Leighton, is asked to call call Cst. Turner, Comox Valley RCMP Street Crimes Unit at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file 2020-3187.