Police 'buy' stolen concert tickets through Kijiji ad
Ticket owner identified tickets after seeing details on classified ad website
Posted: Jan 8, 2013 3:47 PM ET
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2013 3:41 PM ET
A Thunder Bay man has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell stolen concert tickets through a classified advertising website.
Tickets to an upcoming Tragically Hip concert in the city were stolen during a break-and-enter, just after Christmas.
When the victim saw them offered for sale on Kijiji — including details she recognized, such as the row and seat numbers — she called police.
Undercover officers contacted the seller listed on the Kijiji posting and made arrangements to purchase the tickets. Monday afternoon, the officers visited a North Court Street residence, at an address provided by the seller.
When the seller produced the tickets, he was arrested and taken into custody.
A 42-year-old man has been charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000.
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