ALHAMBRA (CBSLA.com) — A Sherman Oaks man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing jewelry while working as a moving contractor, and investigators are asking for anyone who hired him to move property to come forward.
Stanislav Kirsanov, 30, was arrested on Nov. 22 on suspicion of grand theft, Alhambra police officials said. At the time of his arrest, police say he was in possession of several pieces of jewelry detectives believe were possibly stolen while he worked as a moving contractor.READ MORE: Argument Outside Drake Stadium Turns Into Attack On Several UCLA Students
The day before he was arrested, a couple who had moved from one part of Alhambra to another had reported a theft of jewelry. They told police they suspected the movers were involved in the theft.
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A few days later, one of the stolen items, a men’s Rolex Watch with distinct markings, was found for sale on Craigslist.
Detectives, posing as interested buyers, contacted the seller and arrested him in Sherman Oaks. The seller, later identified as Kirsanov, was arrested in Sherman Oaks and the stolen Rolex was recovered, police said.
More high-end jewelry, jewelry bags and jewelry cases believed to be stolen property from other similar thefts were found in a search of Kirsanov’s vehicle, police said.
Police say Kirsanov may be associated with the following moving companies – U.S. Moving, Mr. Low Prices, Affordable Movers Co. and Best In The West Moving and Storage. Detectives say Kirsanov, who has used different names in the past and may be known by a variety of aliases, might have committed similar thefts while working as a mover for one of the previously mentioned moving companies.MORE NEWS: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
Anyone who hired any of the moving companies and experienced a theft, or who hired Kirsanov as a mover, can call Alhambra police at (626) 570-5157.