Raleigh police say they seized counterfeit clothing from two stores

From staff reportsApril 24, 2013 

— Police and agents from the Secretary of State’s office raided two small shops last Friday and confiscated hundreds of pieces of clothing and shoes that they said were counterfeits of Polo, True Religion, Nike, Gucci and other brands, search warrants show.

Among the goods taken were 184 shirts with Polo labels, 21 pairs of jeans marked as True Religion, 47 pairs of shoes identified as Nike Air Jordans, 35 pair as Air Max and 17 pair as Air Force 1s, according to the warrants made public Tuesday.

Officers went into A-Town Jewelz at 808-B Rock Quarry Road and Spoiled Rot 10 at 717 E. Martin St.

The search warrants were obtained after officials saw items in the shops that they knew to be fakes, police said in the warrant application.

Among the other counterfeit items police said they confiscated were Prada shoes, Michael Kors and Gucci handbags, Casio watches and sunglasses bags by Gucci, Lacoste, Coach and Prada.

The same afternoon, police seized a computer, a machine capable of creating six duplicate CDs at one time and an album of cover art from music CDs in a building at 814C Rock Quarry Road, a warrant said.

There were no arrests in the case.

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