After months of investigation, Calgary police executed eight search warrants on several locations in the city and discovered a massive trove of neatly organized stolen goods. They estimate it’s worth “upwards of $1.5 million.”
Calgary Police Service
“As a result of this investigation, Cody William Scott, 28, of Calgary, has been charged with several counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000,” according to police.
The cache of stolen goods includes many items in their retail packaging. Police believe they were stolen directly from stores, rather than from homes.
Some items still had price tags. “It is possible that what they found is a window into an organized retail crime operation,” said a police release.
The haul was located in several storage facilities and one private home. Along with the sheer amount of stuff, it was notable for how neatly everything was kept. Police found racks and racks of clothing.
There were entire rooms filled with stolen tires.
Designer handbags were carefully arranged on shelves.
Police also found water heaters and other large appliances.