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Police raid Keller's Flea Market

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A swarm of police took vendors and shoppers by surprise at Keller's Flea Market.

"I happened to see some vendors starting to close down so I kind of got curious as to what was going on," said shopper Jennifer Britton.

Savannah-Chatham Metro's Intelligence Unit had been keeping a close eye on nearly a dozen vendors at the Highway 17 flea market, close to Highway 204, after getting reports the vendors were selling counterfeit items, or "knockoffs".

"Due to the amount of different locations there were at the flea market, we decided to get a bunch of units so we could hit them all up simultaneously," said Sgt. George Gundich.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of seized items were loaded into the back of trucks by police, many of which were purses, cell phone covers, and toys.

"These people know they're going to get caught eventually. And once they get caught, then they have to pay the price," said Clara Jordan, who works at the Military Surplus store at Keller's Flea Market.

But some believe customers are to blame as well.

Stephanie Jordan, who also works at Military Surplus, said, "There are real Gucci purses and you can buy all of those DVDs and CDs at the store. You can wait a month or two for all of those DVDs. They're stupid!"

At this time no arrests have been made. Police are still investigating to find out exactly who should be held responsible. The other vendors at Keller's Flea Market remain open.

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