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Memphis police seize stolen merchandise during traffic stop

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They would not elaborate why they made the traffic stop that led to the discovery of the items but say they are glad they did. They would not elaborate why they made the traffic stop that led to the discovery of the items but say they are glad they did.
According to police, Henry Benton, 43, is being accused of stealing the merchandise. According to police, Henry Benton, 43, is being accused of stealing the merchandise.

(WMC-TV) - Memphis police say it all started with a simple traffic stop in Southeast Memphis and it turned into much more.

From magazines to clothing, a GPS, some sunglasses, and even a saw. Action News Five was given an exclusive look at a table full of stolen goods.

Police say the items were taken from one guy in one car after a traffic stop in Southeast Memphis.

"We're in the investigative stage right now, looking into different things but feel pretty sure we'll clear up a number of crimes on this one stop," says Memphis Police Department Col. Mike Ryall.

They would not elaborate why they made the traffic stop that led to the discovery of the items but say they are glad they did.

"It's a rough thing to go to your vehicle or home and its been broken into. It's a violation and its very personal," said Col. Ryall.

Police also use this most recent property theft bust to warn others of something they preach all the time: stow it, don't show it.

"Nobody wants to go through this. Nobody wants their own property ... Things they've worked hard for, saved for to be stolen," said Ryall.

Police say no matter what's in your car, always lock up your stuff in a secure place – like the trunk or glove compartment.

Also, park in high traffic areas, and if you are out at night always park your car in a well lighted area.

Memphis police are still investigating this property theft bust. They have not made any arrests.

According to police, Henry Benton, 43, is being accused of stealing the merchandise.

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