Online Ad for Stolen Tickets Leads to Arrest

Posted at: 01/10/2013 4:37 PM


Thunder Bay Police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing concert tickets that showed up on a classified ad website.

The victim of a break-and-enter contacted police when she saw tickets that had been stolen from her listed for sale on Kiijii.ca.  The tickets, which are for the upcoming Tragically Hip concert in Thunder Bay, matched the row and seat number of the tickets that had been stolen.

Two undercover police officers posed as buyers, and a 42-year-old man was arrested after producing the tickets.  He faces a charge of being in possession of stolen property under $5,000.