Qitzur Shulchan Arukh – 182:8

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ח: אָסוּר לִקְנוֹת מֵהַגַנָּב אוֹ מֵהַגַּזְלָן אֶת הַחֵפֶץ שֶׁגָּנַב אוֹ גָזָל. וְאֵין חִלּוּק בֵּין שֶׁהוּא יִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹ נָכְרִי, כִּי גַם הַנָּכְרִי נִצְטַוֶּה עַל אִסּוּר גְּנֵבָה וּגְזֵלָה אֲפִלּוּ מִנָּכְרִי חֲבֵרוֹ, וְהוּא מִשֶּׁבַע מִצְוֹת שֶׁנִּצְטַוּוּ עֲלֵיהֶם. וְעָוֹן גָּדוֹל הוּא לִקְנוֹת מִן הַגַּנָּב אוֹ מִן הַגַּזְלָן, שֶׁהֲרֵי הוּא מַחֲזִיק יְדֵי עוֹבְרֵי עֲבֵרָה. וְעַל זֶה נֶאֱמַר, “חוֹלֵ֣ק עִם־גַּ֭נָּב שׂוֹנֵ֣א נַפְשׁ֑וֹ”, וְגוֹרֵם לַגַּנָּב שֶׁיִגְנוֹב עוֹד גַּם גְּנֵבוֹת אֲחֵרוֹת, וְאִם לֹא יִמְצָא לוֹקֵחַ, לֹא יִגְנוֹב. וְאַף-עַל-פִּי שֶׁאֶפְשָׁר לוֹ לְהוֹלִיךְ אֶת הַגְּנֵבָה לְמָקוֹם שֶׁאֵין מַכִּירִין אוֹתוֹ, אֵין זֶה מָצוּי לוֹ כָּל-כָּךְ. וְאִם הַקּוֹנֶה מִתְכַּוֵּן לְטוֹבַת הַבְּעָלִים לְהַחֲזִירוֹ לָהֶם כְּשֶׁיַחֲזִירוּ לוֹ מְעוֹתָיו, מֻתָּר. וְדַוְקָא כְּשֶׁלֹּא הָיָה אֶפְשָׁרִי לַבְּעָלִים בְּעַצְמָם לְהַצִיל. וְכֵן אָסוּר לְקַבֵּל בְּפִקָּדוֹן דָּבָר שֶׁנִּרְאֶה שֶׁהוּא גָנוּב אן גָזוּל

It is prohibited to buy from a robber or a thief the merchandise which he robbed or stole. And there is no difference [in this between]  Jew or non-Jew, for also the non-Jew has the prohibition of robbery and theft even from his fellow non-Jew and it is one of the seven mitzvos that were commanded to them. It is a great sin to buy from the robber or from the thief, for it strengthens the hands of sinners. About this it is said, “One who partners with a thief hates his own soul; [he hears the rebuke and tells nothing.]” It cayses the robber to rob more [items] and also more robberies, but if he didn’t find a buyer he wouldn’t steal. Even though that it’s possible for him to go with the stolen [merchandise] to a place where they do not know him [and sell it there], it is not all that common.

If the buyer intend for the good of the owners, to return to them when they repay him his money, it is permitted. [Presumably replacing the old item at pawn rates is preferred by them over buying a new item at full price.] But specifically when it is impossible for the owners themselves to save the item.

Similarly, it is prohibited to accept as collateral something which appears to be robbed or stolen.

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