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B.C. Mounties seize cache of stolen Lego, Jellycat toys, clothes worth $150,000

The Canadian Press   

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Mounties in Richmond, British Columbia, weren’t playing around when they recovered a large haul of stolen Lego and plush toys that they say illuminates “dark corners of the retail theft sector.”

Richmond RCMP say a search of a home in the Steveston neighbourhood netted 1,000 items including clothing, Lego kits and Jellycat toys worth $150,000.

Police say the investigation began with a tip about potentially stolen merchandise being sold online.

Sgt. Russel Yugai thanked “ethical” enthusiasts from the “Lego and Jellycat communities” for their help in the investigation.

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Yugai says the seizure illustrates the popularity and resale value of stolen items and where they end up.

Mounties say a 46-year-old man arrested in connection with the seizure has been released on conditions and the investigation is ongoing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 14, 2024


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