Stolen gaming system returned a year after stolen

“I received an NCIC hit on a PS3 that was stolen over a year ago. This was a residential burglary. The reporting officer entered the item into NCIC with the serial number. A year after it was stolen, I received the hit from Leads regarding the reported stolen item and contacted the store to obtain the necessary information to hold the item. I contacted the victim and he refused to prosecute, stating ‘it’s been too long, I just want my property back.’ He was referred to the store. The item was removed from NCIC. This case has been closed due to refusal to prosecute. Thank you LeadsOnline. Without Leads this item would not have been recovered!”

Det. Dennis McCarthy
Elsmere Police Department