Birmingham news Stolen £500k haul of Marvel and Star Wars toys found in police raid MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Action figures, souvenirs, board games and comics were taken taken from the industrial unit - where they were being stored by an online retailer.

Birmingham news Stolen £500k haul of Marvel and Star Wars toys found in police raid MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Action figures, souvenirs, board games and comics were taken taken from the industrial unit - where they were being stored by an online retailer.

Birmingham news  Stolen £500k haul of Marvel and Star Wars toys found in police raid MetiNews.Com
22 November 2020 - 12:00

Breaking News ! A huge haul of toys, collectibles and old comics worth over £500,000 were stolen from an online retailer's storage unit. Thieves swiped goods including Marvel, Star Wars and Transformers action figures in the raid on the Wolverhampton unit last month. The stolen haul was later retrieved by cops investigating large-scale burglaries across the Black Country and Cheshire, which are believed to be linked. Raids carried out by the West Midlands force uncovered tens of thousands of boxes filled with stolen goods including action figures, Game of Thrones souvenirs, board games, imported collectibles from across the globe and comics dating back decades. The haul had been stolen from an industrial unit in Wolverhampton - where they were being stored by an online retailer which trades worldwide - and from an associated distributor's warehouse in Runcorn. Some of the stolen haul recovered by police Cops found £200,000 worth of stock inside trailers on a storage yard in Highfields Road, Bilston. Officers then received further intelligence about other stolen collectibles being sold online - leading to a raid on a business unit in Yorkshire. Police seized thousands more stolen goods and arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

. They have now all been returned to their rightful owners, helping to secure the future of the business which trades in the likes of action figures, collectibles and comics. DC Emily-Jane Parker, from force CID, said: "We’ve managed to seize and return a huge haul of stolen goods taken during the burglaries. Some of the stolen haul recovered by police "We retrieved tens of thousands of boxes packed full of toys and collectibles which would have made hundreds of thousands of pounds if all sold on. "We believe these were stolen as part of an organised operation which impacted upon not only the West Midlands, but elsewhere in the country. "We know the financial and emotional impact of being a burglary victim and we’re pleased to have recovered such a substantial amount of ‘hot property.' "The business owners told us it has returned their livelihoods and we're humbled to have been able to do so - especially given the impact of the pandemic. "But we won’t let up until we catch and charge those responsible and our enquiries are very much ongoing."

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Birmingham news Stolen £500k haul of Marvel and Star Wars toys found in police raid MetiNews.Com


Birmingham news Stolen £500k haul of Marvel and Star Wars toys found in police raid MetiNews.Com


Birmingham news Stolen £500k haul of Marvel and Star Wars toys found in police raid MetiNews.Com


Birmingham news Stolen £500k haul of Marvel and Star Wars toys found in police raid MetiNews.Com

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