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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Southern California 3-County Search and Takedown Nets 15 Arrests

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Press Release, May 22, 2020

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Operation VIN City culminated with a multi-agency search warrant service at several locations throughout Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties. Thursday’s operation resulted in the recovery of an additional 22 VIN switched stolen vehicles, the arrest of 15 suspects, and the seizure of 15 firearms and illegal drugs. The total value of the 34 vehicles recovered by RAID was approximately 1.5 million dollars.

Authorities believe the individuals arrested switched the vehicle identification numbers on more than 100 stolen vehicles.