Rolex watch sold for $6,600 at SAPD auction

Several pairs of Yeezys and Air Jordan sneakers, as well as bags and wallets from Gucci, Prada and Michael Kors, were among the items sold at the San Antonio Police Department’s asset seizure auction on Tuesday.

More than 100 items have been listed for the police department’s first auction since the pandemic began. The auction took place at VFW Post 9186 on 650 E. White.

A gold-colored Rolex watch sold for $6,600 at auction. The brand typically sells new watches for between $2,000 and $40,000. A used Louis Vuitton handbag sold for $1,650.

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sergeant. James Smith said many gold pieces of jewelry had been sold at auction for high prices, but noted that SAPD did not verify the validity of branded items and jewelry.

Eddy Martinez, a 21-year-old who lives in San Antonio, attended the auction and said it was the most packed she had ever seen.

“When I arrived, the building was already almost at capacity, and I think the capacity was around 300 or 400 people,” Martinez said. “There were maybe around 100 people outside in line, but only a small number were allowed in, and the rest were turned away.”

Martinez didn’t buy anything that day because the items were selling for high prices, which she attributes to who previously owned them. She wanted to buy a purse that might have belonged to a convicted thief.

“I think the fact that these items belonged to criminals is what intrigues buyers,” Martinez said.

Martinez’s TikTok video of the auction received over 600,000 views.

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“I was surprised by the attention and the comments, I thought a lot of people already knew this auction was a thing,” she said.

Proceeds from the auction go to SAPD and the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office to be used for law enforcement purposes, such as training and equipment.

To stay up to date on the next auction, visit the SAPD website. Smith said the next auction will be in September.

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