The deals are found on the Web site PropertyRoom.com and the items sold online are stored around the country in warehouses. And among the biggest sellers is bicycles.
Many of these items have been recovered from crimes and, for a variety of reasons, never made it back to the rightful owner. So police departments can sell the items to make money for the local community, or they can have the Property Room can do the selling for them.
Property Room founder Tom Lane is a former Long Island detective, and when he started the business 10 years ago, he had 28 police departments on board. Now, he's up to 1,800.
So while you'll never know the story behind the items available, you can still own them. Everything is sold through auctions, including jewelry.
Visit PropertyRoom.com for more information.
WEB PRODUCED BY: Bill King
NEW YORK AND TRI-STATE AREA NEWS