Delta police bust package theft ring running out of shipping facility

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Police say they’ve recovered $45,000 in stolen goods after cracking a package theft ring operating out of a distribution facility in Delta, B.C.

Delta police got wind of the thefts in November when a delivery service reported “suspicious activity” and missing shipments from the facility.

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An investigation subsequently revealed an “internal theft ring involving multiple delivery contractors,” according to a DPD media release.


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Stolen items, ranging from high-end electronics to kids sporting goods to a new mattress were then sold on Facebook Marketplace out of a Surrey home, police allege.

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Investigators served a search warrant at the home on Dec. 8, where they seized goods valued at five figures.

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Police arrested two men who were subsequently released pending further investigation.

Police said they intended to recommend charges of theft and trafficking of property obtained by crime to Crown prosecutors.

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