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RCMP said social media buy and sell nets stolen property

Police said all items were able to be identified by the rightful owners as the items had unique identifying marks.

Some stolen items were returned to their rightful owners after police, acting on a tip, located property that had previously been reported stolen Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release.

"Acting on a tip from a member of the public, who identified some stolen property listed for sale on a local social media buy and sell site, the Grand Forks RCMP attended a residence in the Ruckle area in the City of Grand Forks and located some property that had previously been reported stolen," the release said.

"While securing the recovered stolen property the RCMP members located more stolen items in the same yard."

Police said all items were able to be identified by the rightful owners as the items had unique identifying marks.

However, RCMP said police were unable to link the items to the suspected thief and as such no criminal charges can be pursued.

On another note, Grand Forks RCMP would like to remind everyone that road conditions in the area are less than ideal. 

"Please give yourselves extra time to arrive at your destination," police said.

"There have been numerous motor vehicle accidents over the last couple days, fortunately no one has been seriously hurt."

Grand Forks RCMP said the public attending a social event over the holidays, should plan ahead with a safe, sober ride home. 

"The Grand Forks RCMP will be out actively looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.: