Published on 13 - June - 2011
Confiscated tools are a real stealPolice forces are auctioning off tools confiscated from burglars and robbers in a bid to clear their store rooms and raise some cash.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, eBay-style website bumblebeeauctions.co.uk allows anonymous bidders to buy confiscated items, with several categories of seized goods available for purchase, from wallets and purses to heavy machinery.
Tools such as bolt cutters, window pane removers and even an Arc slicer, which can cut, burn or pierce virtually any material, can all be bought at bargain prices.
A spokesperson for the Association of Chief Police Officers told the Daily Mail: "The internet gives police forces another way to realise the value of property seized from criminals. There is no criminality in purchasing any of these items which are all legal to own and are widely available."
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