Calgary police find 'astronomical' stash of stolen goods, cash
Police calling it ‘one of the largest seizures we have had in the city’
Calgary police have hit the mother lode of stolen goods, finding $1.5 million worth of merchandise in homes and in southeast storage facilities, police said Thursday.
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"It is one of the largest seizures that we have had in the City of Calgary as far as stolen property," Calgary police Insp. Nancy Farmer explained.
"Stolen property includes things from sporting goods stores, apparel, beauty products new and used, home and industrial appliances, artwork, snow blowers, just a huge amount of property," she said.
A 28-year-old Calgary man has been charged with several counts of possessing stolen property over $5,000 and police say more charges are being considered.
Eight search warrants were executed Jan. 26 which led to merchandise being found in homes.
"It is a significant amount of property, no question," Farmer said.
"It is astronomical when you start to look at the amount of merchandise that was there."
Police say they are attempting to locate the owners of the stolen goods.
See more of what the police recovered here.