276K Stolen Items Worth $7.5 Million Recovered In IL Police Raid
Illinois police bust major retail thieves with 276,000 stolen items worth $7.5 million dollars.
Illinois Story Right Out Of A TV Cop Show
This is the kind of thing that doesn't seem real when I read about it. I felt "deja vu" like I saw this situation happen on an episode of Chicago PD or something like that. This Is a major raid made by police in Illinois. A big congratulations to all the departments and officers involved. This is a big deal.
What Did The Suspects Get Arrested For?
It was basically an illegal fencing operation that has been described as very professional.
The group bought the stolen property at storefronts in Chicago and took them to different warehouses throughout the city, where security and other stickers were removed, Robinson said.
The suspects then shipped the merchandise to e-commerce merchants in Irvine, Calif., and distributors in New York, police said.
To launder the cash, the suspects set up many accounts in several banks. They also bought residential properties.
What Stolen Items Were Found In Illinois Police Sting?
At the sting, police officers discover thousands of stolen items worth millions. Most of the things were over-the-counter medications, beauty products, healthcare supplies, and personal items.
More Details About The Major Illinois Police Bust
The illegal activity started in 2020. The police had their eye on this crew for over a year. The cops had several search warrants for many locations. Eight people were arrested.