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Police sell lost property

Auctioneer Kevin Cocciola from Ian Weir and Sons and Senior Constables Tracie Lyons and Megan Cook with some for the Richmond Local Area Command Police Auction next Friday.
Auctioneer Kevin Cocciola from Ian Weir and Sons and Senior Constables Tracie Lyons and Megan Cook with some for the Richmond Local Area Command Police Auction next Friday. Cathy Adams

A LOT of weird and wonderful things get handed into police stations and are never claimed.

In the past two years, Lismore police station has accumulated jewellery including bracelets, rings, watches and earrings, a Kawasaki motorbike, gardening tools, a fully-enclosed trailer, an archery set and about 30 bicycles.

But there isn't much room left in the police station's store room and an auction will be held on Friday to make some.

"It's interesting to see what's here. I don't think people understand how much stuff gets handed in," Senior Constable Megan Cook said.

A vast range of items will be auctioned, but anyone looking for a cheap mobile phone or computer, will be disappointed.

"We don't sell mobile phones or computers because there's too many personal details stored in them," Snr Cnst Cook said.

Most mobile phones and computers handed into police end up getting smashed. However, a large police exhibit freezer with glass doors will be auctioned off.

"It could be a great storage cupboard for someone," Snr Const Tracie Lyons said.

The nature of the items at this auction differs to previous ones held at the station.

"There used to be a lot of drug-related stuff," Snr Cnst Lyons said.

About 10 crowbars were sold one year, but most of the items on Friday will be lost property which was never claimed.

"Some of the stuff we've had for a month and some of it has been here for two years," Snr Cnst Lyons said.

The most recent Lismore Police Station auction was held in 2008 and items were shipped to Brisbane for sale in recent years.

About 200 people are expected to attend on Friday and the money raised will go to NSW Police Force.

Items will go under the hammer from 10am.

Topics:  auction lost property police



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