The O.C. Mini Mart on Olive Street in South Bend was one of four convenience stores where possible counterfeit merchandise was seized by Indiana State Excise Police. (Photo supplied/Indiana State Excise Police)

Indiana State Excise Police officers have seized more than 3,000 items believed to be counterfeit from four convenience stores in South Bend.

The merchandise seized includes shoes, hats, purses, clothing and accessories with name brands such as Nike/Air Jordan, Michael Kors, Timberland, North Face, Polo, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

Search warrants were served at the following locations:

  • South Side Grocery-1823 S. Michigan St.
  • OC Mini Mart-815 N. Olive St.
  • Finer Foods Inc.-3227 W. Sample St.
  • South Bend Market-2904 S. Michigan St.

Once the investigation is complete, Excise Police will forward the information to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

Read more about the merchandise seizure with ABC 57.


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