29 Arrested in Las Vegas Theft Case

October 15, 2010

Las Vegas police say 29 people have been nabbed in a year-long undercover operation aimed at disrupting trafficking in stolen vehicles, firearms and personal identification documents.

Police said Tuesday that 10 more people have been identified in the case, but haven’t been arrested.

Authorities dubbed the probe “Operation Bad Company.”

It involved police and federal agents staffing an undercover storefront with cooperation from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, U.S. attorney general’s office and the Clark County district attorney<s office.

Officials tell the Las Vegas Sun they recovered about $440,000 worth of stolen vehicles, 15 stolen firearms and hundreds of fraudulent documents including drivers’ licenses, Social Security cards and passports.

They say most of the property was taken in home, business and vehicle break-ins.

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