Police in Medina Township have seized thousands of items after uncovering what they call a major theft ring.
"Probably could be easily more than $100,000 of recovered stuff," Medina Twp. Police Chief David L. Arbogast.
Police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) executed search warrants at three homes in Medina Township, Brunswick and North Ridgeville after Arbogast said loss prevention staff began to notice "patterns in relation to theft offenses."
Hundreds of boxes were taken from the homes and submitted into evidence as police begin to take inventory of the items, hoping to trace it back to the individuals who may be involved in stealing from retailers and then selling the stolen merchandise online.
"It was literally thousands of items, most likely stolen. Some still in packaging."
Police believe the items were being sold online through sites like Ebay and Craigslist. Authorities are still trying to track down those involved and if any items have already been sold online.
Arbogast is warning consumers to beware of "too good to be true" deals online.
"Other thing is they were listing hundreds and hundreds at a time." Arbogast said. "So if you get someone who's putting that much product online, I'd be a little dubious of buying from it."
At this point no arrests have been made. Police said it may takes weeks to go through the items collected from the searches.