Shrewsbury police seize counterfeit goods


Shrewsbury police seize counterfeit goods
Shrewsbury Police Department seized the counterfeit goods after responding to the report of multiple gunshots. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury Police Department has seized over $11 million in counterfeit goods.

On June 17 at 2:29 p.m., Shrewsbury police responded to the report of multiple gunshots in the area of Holden and Bow streets.

According to a press release from the department, the officers began searching the area, including Extra Space Storage on Clinton Street. Police saw several vehicles and a person in front of a storage unit.

Police went into the storage unit the person was exiting and reportedly saw “thousands” of items of merchandise, the release said.

“The merchandise was neatly displayed on shelves, tables and boxes and laid out in a manner similar to how they would be displayed in a retail store for sale,” police wrote.

Among the items were handbags, sunglasses, hats, shoes, clothes, backpacks, cologne, phone cases, earbuds and umbrellas. Some of the brands included Rolex, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Nike and North Face.

According to the release, police believed that the brand name items were counterfeit.

Officers collected 16,644 items of evidence from three storage units with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) value of $11.3 million. Police seized an additional 19 items from the two vehicles searched that were worth an estimated MSRP value of $44,920.

The police department recruited Powers and Associates, which represents over 60 trademark holders to identify the manufacturers, distributers, wholesalers and retailers of counterfeit products.

According to police, the investigation and identification of the suspects is active and ongoing.

No posts to display