by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton
37-year-old Roy Lee Harvey Jr. was arrested after he was seen taking stolen Nike items to the warehouse
A warehouse located in the Hawthorne section of Los Angeles was housing approximately $5 million of stolen Nike products, and police officers arrested a man suspected of storing them there.
The suspect is believed to be a part of a large organized retail theft ring.
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A search at the Hawthrone location, done by the aforementioned units, Nike’s Global Security Director, and other supply chain investigators revealed thousands of pairs of stolen Nike shoes, clothing, accessories, and unique prototypes totaling approximately $5M.
Complex has reported that the photographs shared by the Los Angeles Police Department showed that the products were stored at the warehouse of reseller Project Blitz.
There were no other details regarding who else may be involved, if the ring is under surveillance, and/or how long this has been in operation. It’s not immediately clear whether he has a lawyer or how many other people were involved in the operation.
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Source: Black Enterprise