A1 Cash Now in Kirkland. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Redmond Police Department Pro-Act Unit conducts search warrant at Kirkland pawn shop

Following a two-year investigation of illegal business practices at a Kirkland pawn shop, the Redmond Police Department (RPD) Pro-Act Unit conducted a search warrant at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the store.

A-1 Cash Now on 100th Avenue Northeast is suspected of trafficking in stolen property and RPD received mutual assistance from Kirkland Police Department detectives on the operation, according to RPD public information officer Andrea Wolf-Buck.

Detectives seized computers used to run the business and one subject was held at the scene and released, Wolf-Buck said. The investigation is ongoing.

Wolf-Buck noted that the operation went smoothly and there were no injuries.

RPD Lt. Erik Scairpon, who oversaw the operation, noted in a press release, “Bystanders were cheering for the Redmond and Kirkland detectives who served the warrant when we arrived. One patron in the neighborhood said she was eager to be rid of the drug use, drug trafficking and thieving occurring in the parking lot.”

The RPD Pro-Act Unit conducts undercover investigations locally and regionally involving financial fraud, auto thefts, car prowls and burglaries.

“To protect the quality of life of residents in the area, the Redmond Police Department has made the investigation and prevention of property crimes a priority,” RPD said in a press release. “Pawn shops that receive stolen jewelry, electronics, gift cards and other goods perpetuate and encourage residential burglaries and thefts. This is part of our effort to make our community a great place to live, work and play.”

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