(WJBK) - Two people charged in a Detroit pawn shop bust caught with over $300,000 worth of stolen goods are headed to circuit court.
Commerce Township resident Gasswan Usama Gargis, 38, is charged with one count of conducting a criminal enterprise, seven counts of organized retail crime, and six counts of receiving and concealing stolen property over $1,000, and two misdemeanor charges
Orchard Lake resident Trisha-Lynette Viado Razon, 20, is charged with five counts of organized retail crime, two counts of receiving and concealing stolen property over $1,000, and two misdemeanor charges.
Both defendants waived their right to a preliminary exam, which is a hearing to determine if there is probable cause to continue with a case.
In June, Canton police recovered $300,000 worth of stolen items from iPawn Shop on 8 Mile and Lahser in Detroit, as well as Gargis' Commerce Township home. Some the items included power tools, generators, kitchen appliances and high-end electronics.
Police say thieves stole hundreds if not thousands of items from different retailers from the suburbs and brought them to Detroit to be sold.
Judge Kenneth J. King of Detroit's 36th District Court set both defendants bond at $5,000.
Their next hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 12.