SEATTLE — A man was arrested and thousands of items were confiscated as part of an investigation into organized retail theft.
Seattle Police detectives arrested the suspect last Thursday at a north Beacon Hill home after a long investigation led by Homeland Security Investigations.
The 55-year-old man is suspected of buying stolen goods and then selling them out of a Rainier Valley business.
About 3,000 items of suspected stolen retail merchandise were recovered after SPD detectives and agents from HSI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection served search warrants at a home in the 1500 block of 17th Avenue South, and a business in the 7300 block of Rainier Avenue South.
Alcohol, small electronics, clothes, health and beauty products and over-the-counter drugs were among the items.
The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for trafficking in stolen property.
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