Police: Knock-off brands worth $300,000 seized in raid

The suspects are still at large after a Detroit clothing store was raided Thursday on the east side.
A Detroit clothing store raided, accused of selling fake fashion.

Police say hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit merchandise was confiscated as police swarmed the store Thursday.

But the investigation isn't over, with the suspects are still at large.

The investigation paid off after more than a year of work for Detroit police - leading to an east side store called "OMG Wear." The store's sign advertised "Mens & Womens/Big & Tall Sizes."

"The investigations led us to today," said Capt. Aric Tosqui. "To this location. (It) has netted approximately $300,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise."

The labels include True Religion, Luis Vuitton, Nike and Coach.

Police are looking into where the products originated from, which could lead to a supplier out of state.

"We're looking into a source which is getting those products out to various party stores and stores of that nature," Tosqui said. "Even though we look at these companies as very big and profitable, they are the ones that have to make sure they have the security in place to maintain a higher price because people rip off the brand names."

More raids will likely be coming as the investigation develops, Tosqui said.

"I'm convinced there's a network," he said. "We'll see more as this investigation continues and we get closer to the source." 

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