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Massive fencing ring arrests; Over 1,000 stolen items available to be reclaimed

A portion of the recovered stolen property photo: SFPD Central Station Investigative Team

San Francisco police have arrested three suspects in a massive stolen-property fencing ring specializing in electronic items. Taken into custody on Nov. 28, 2012 were Henry Gamboa, 24; Victor Gamboa, 24; and Ana Bustillos, 23. All were taken into custody at an apartment they shared on the 400 block of Jones Street. Over 1,000 items – consisting almost entirely of electronics, including laptops, cell phones, hard drives, and accessories – were located inside their residence, storage facilities, vehicles and other locations. Police value the property at approximately $500,000. Police also recovered approximately $32,000 in cash.

The Central Station Investigative Team followed leads to arrest the suspects. The stolen property came from auto break-ins in San Francisco and Oakland. Police believe that the suspects are part of a larger theft operation; their
investigation continues. The suspects have been charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property.

The investigative team has posted 54 pages of recovered property photos at

To recover stolen property, a victim must either have a case number from the reported theft or proof that the property belongs to them. Follow these steps:

  1. The address to submit a claim is [email protected]
  2. In the subject line, type in the file name associated with the photo(s).
  3. In the body of the e-mail, include: The description of the item from the photo; the serial number of the item (if available) from your records; any police report incident number (if available); and your contact information (name, phone number and address).
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