The Broward Sheriff’s Office conducted a lengthy investigation into the suspects. For almost a year, detectives followed the suspects’ every move. According to police, the suspects listed and sold approximately $60,000 in stolen toys online.
The suspects allegedly stole the toys from retail stores throughout Broward County. Investigators determined that the suspects would print fake bar codes and then swap them with actual bar codes at the stores.
The suspects would allegedly hit the same stores over and over again, wiping out the stores’ merchandise in the process.
Detectives eventually obtained a warrant to search the suspects’ home located on the 600 block of Northwest 42nd Avenue in Coconut Creek, FL. Police allegedly found boxes of stolen toys hidden in the garage. Police said that the garage had a false wall to make storage easier.
The toys were reportedly sorted in the garage in order of the highest online bid.
After conducting a search of the suspects’ premises, deputies placed the suspects under arrest.
Both suspects have been charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property.
For additional information about this case, read the Local10.com article entitled “Coconut Creek Couple Accused of Running Makeshift Stockroom of Stolen Toys from Garage.”