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Game World saga to be continued

The two suspects arrested in the Game World raid have posted bail and are due in court April 8, a sheriff's official said.

Gary Owen, 58, of Canoga Park, and Rodney Whitfield, 31, of Canyon Country, posted $20,000 bail each on March 18.

The duo charged with possession of stolen property will be back in court April 8 for an arraignment, said Lt. Brenda Cambra.

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested Game World co-owners Owen and Whitfield on March 18 after Whitfield purchased a used video game system from an undercover agent.

Whitfield allegedly failed to ask for identification or to make the agent fill out required paperwork, Sgt. James Anderson said.

Second-hand video game stores, like pawn shops, must ask sellers to provide photo identification, submit a thumbprint and paperwork to complete the sale.

A recent string of residential burglaries tipped off sheriff's deputies that Game World might be dealing in stolen video games and gaming systems, Anderson said.

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