Get a steal of a deal from home with Windsor police auctions online

Windsor police are making it easier than ever to pick up some pilfered property.

Bid on bikes, tools, clothes and jewels from the comfort of your own home

Evidence technician Kit Abernathy looks over items seized under asset forfeiture to be sold at auction Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at the City of Vancouver Police Evidence Facility. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian via AP) (The Associated Press)

Windsor police are making it easier than ever to pick up some pilfered property.

The service is moving its auctions online, through a partnership with Police Auctions Canada and GovDeals.com.

"We make every effort possible to return these lost or stolen items that we've recovered in investigations," explained Const. Andy Drouillard. "But unfortunately that's not always possible. Sometimes people haven't reported them as stolen or there's no serial numbers.

A sampling of the goods on offer through Police Auctions Canada. (Police Auctions Canada)

Bidding for lost or stolen bikes, tools, clothes and jewels can now be done from the comfort of your own home.

The online auctions include items from police forces across the province, which Drouillard said should offer bidders a wider selection than ever before.

If you spot a missing item you believe belongs to you while scrolling through the online offerings, Drouillard said it's not too late to save it from the auction block.

"If somebody does locate their property or an item that they've had definitely give us a call and we'll definitely look into that."

New items will be added to the online auction list starting on March 28, 2018.