Market accused of selling stolen goods raided by Metro police

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville market was raided by police Thursday for allegedly selling stolen merchandise.

The raid happened at The Village Market located at 4400 Tennessee Avenue.

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Police raided the Nashville market for allegedly selling stolen merchandise. (Photo: WKRN)

According to police spokeswoman Kristin Mumford, authorities began investigating the market in September after the store’s owner allegedly purchased stolen goods from a police operative.

From Sept. 22 to Nov. 10, the 63-year-old man reportedly purchased stolen items six times from undercover officers.

Authorities said the police operative presented the merchandise as stolen and the owner reportedly paid about a third of what the merchandise was actually worth.

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Police executed a search warrant at the market to remove merchandise. (Photo: WKRN)

Police seized nearly all of the market’s non-perishable goods, including cigarettes, baby formula, cold medicine and energy drinks, among other items, after executing a search warrant Thursday.

“It’s a real strong message to market owners that if you think you are going to be buying stolen merchandise for a fraction of the cost, and making a profit, really you stand to lose all of your merchandise in one of these types of situations,” Mumford said.

Charges are expected.

The investigation is ongoing.

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