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TRULY HOT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FROM BSO

A Rolex watch for $200.00? A speedboat for six grand? Military gas masks, parking meters, and an assortment of Vietnamese music CD’s? All this and more awaits holiday bargain hunters at an internet web site devoted to stolen and confiscated property left unclaimed at the Broward Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.

This past summer, the Broward Sheriff's Office teamed up with the Internet auction site PropertyRoom.com to clear thousands of items from the BSO evidence lockers. Since June of 2002, approximately 3,000 unclaimed or abandoned objects of every sort have been sent from BSO to a warehouse in California.

From there, the items are inspected, cleaned, repaired if necessary, appraised, and put up for auction. To date, BSO has raised more than $25,000.00 for Broward County coffers through the auction site.

Those looking for a steal of a deal for this holiday season can find just about anything under the sun, often at prices that seem too good to be true. But the auction site promises a safe and secure shopping experience and even offers a special holiday gift idea section.

For more information, log on to the Broward Sheriff's Office web site at www.Sheriff.org, look for the auction site story under “News From BSO”, and follow the links to PropertyRoom.com.

This release by:

Hugh Graf / Media Relations

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