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Residents Can View Stolen Property

Torrance police this week will allow residents to peruse the loot from two suspected burglars in an attempt to identify the owners of the property.

The property, which is worth $100,000 to $150,000, includes televisions, stereos, cameras, jewelry, Oriental rugs, tools, and other items taken from an unknown number of residences and businesses primarily in the Torrance area over the last 18 months.

The items were recovered Aug. 31 after a three-week investigation that culminated in the arrest of Ian Scott Phillips, 35, and Mylien Ho, 28, both of Harbor City. They have been charged with several counts of burglary.

Investigators have identified property from 20 crimes committed in Torrance, Harbor City, Lomita, and Costa Mesa in Orange County.

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Residents may view the unclaimed property by appointment only next Wednesday and Thursday at the Torrance Police Department, 3300 Civic Center Drive, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proof of the burglary or theft such as a Police Department crime report is necessary.

For an appointment: (310) 618-5618, 618-5613, or 618-5621.


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