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Salvation Army Robbery Leads to Three Arrests, Two Releases

"Vancouver Police Detectives and Patrol Officers executed a search warrant last night in Vancouver’s Central Eastside. This was a part of the on going investigation into the break in of the Salvation Army faclity in the 3200 block of Fraser street, overnight between December 3rd and 4th, which saw almost $25,000 worth of toys, electronics and food taken," Constable Tim Fanning, of the Vancouver Police Department said in an email distributed to media outlets.

"Some tips had come to detectives, who have been working tirelessly on the file, that some property may be located at a certain house. A search warrant was obtained and executed at the house Friday, December 5th, at 9:00 p.m. Three people, who were at the house at the time, were arrested. Two women, ages 39 and 25, along with a 57 year old man were questioned and released. Other people stay at the house, so there is further investigation necessary before charges can be recommended.

Approximately eight boxes of toys, backpacks with school supplies, and socks were recovered (which amounts to about 10% of the goods stolen). Some of the stolen meat was also recovered, but was thrown out because it may not be safe to eat.

For the safety of the people in the house, we will not be releasing the address, where the search warrant was executed," Fanning wrote.

We will update you as new information comes to light.

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