Two charged in Detroit pawn shop bust headed to circuit court

- 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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