Los Angeles police recovered millions of dollars worth of stolen shoes stashed away in a warehouse on June 21.
Detectives first learned about this case after receiving a report of several cargo containers being stolen from trucks near the Port of Los Angeles. Investigators tracked the sneakers to Torrance and served a search warrant for the warehouse.
The total amount of stolen merchandise ranges between $3 and $7 million, police said, confirming that the investigation is ongoing and that they have several suspects they’re attempting to locate, suggesting arrests are likely in the near future.
The thefts did not surprise the employees at Coolkicks on Melrose Avenue. The store specializes in limited-release Nike Jordans, which are always in high demand and worth a lot of money.
“We have shoes in here that start at $150, we have shoes in here that go for $15,000 to $20,000,” said Frank Garriola, an employee at Coolkicks.