San Jose police arrest pawn shop dealer for possession of stolen property

Suspect Shahrokh Shaw Roohparvar
Suspect Shahrokh Shaw Roohparvar

SAN JOSE (KRON) — San Jose police have arrested a pawn shop dealer accused of possessing stolen property, according to Sgt. Enrique Garcia.

Garcia said 60-year-old Shahrokh Shaw Roohparvar is connected with $712,000 in stolen property. He is the owner of Silicon Valley Liquidate, also known as Compucycle or US Tech, located at 876 The Alameda.

“Roohparvar conducts his business as a second-hand dealer which requires a permit from the City of San Jose and a license from DOJ. However, Roohparvar was not in compliance with these requirements,” Garcia said.

Roohparvar is charged with six counts of possessing stolen property and five counts of acquiring stolen property for the purpose of selling for financial gain.

“On December 15, 2015, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) implemented Assembly Bill 371 (AB371) which required California Pawn Brokers and Secondhand Dealers to utilize a California Pawn and Secondhand Dealer System, also known as “CAPSS.” Many of the San Jose based Pawn Brokers and Secondhand Dealers have not been complying with DOJ and the City’s enforceable Municipal Codes.
In the last year, the City of San Jose has experienced an increase of commercial burglary cases. Some property stolen during these crimes were being sold on eBay accounts that are run by certain Secondhand Dealers,” Garcia said.

Roohparvar was arrested at his business on May 19 and was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.


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