(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) WM Police Report: Officers have recovered a huge haul of stolen toys, collectibles and old comics worth over half-a-million pounds: They retrieved the items while leading an investigation into large-scale burglaries in the Black Country and Cheshire which are believed to be linked

#AceNewsReport – Nov.22: They executed a series of raids which resulted in tens of thousands of boxes filled with stolen goods such as Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers and other action figures being found: There were Game of Thrones souvenirs, board games, imported collectibles from across the globe and comics dating back decades which were also recovered:

WMP Officers have recovered a huge haul of stolen goods while leading an investgation into large-scale burglaries in the Black Country & Cheshire believed to be linked …

22nd November 2020

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They had been stolen from an industrial unit in Wolverhampton – where they were being stored by an online business which trades worldwide – in September; and also an associated distributor’s warehouse in Runcorn in October: We acted on information and found around £200,000 worth of stock inside large trailers on a storage yard in Highfields Road, Bilston, last month:

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We then received further intelligence about some of the other stolen collectibles being sold online which resulted in us leading a raid on a business unit in Yorkshire: It saw us discover thousands more stolen goods and led to a 42-year-old man being arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue: We also retrieved more items taken from the Wolverhampton unit following a warrant an address in Wednesfield last week: 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.

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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: “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.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.22: 2020:

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