Two Arrested As California Police Finds 2,800 stolen Lego sets

Two people were arrested in California for allegedly operating a Lego theft ring after police discovered over 2,800 stolen sets.

Authorities reported finding boxes of Lego stacked to the ceiling in a Long Beach home, with values ranging from $20 to more than $1,000.

While officers conducted the search, potential buyers arrived at the home, responding to online advertisements placed by the suspects.

Two People Arrested

Richard Siegel, 71, and Blanca Gudino, 39, were taken into custody in connection with a series of organized retail thefts spanning several months, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The investigation began in December after a store reported multiple thefts. Loss prevention personnel identified Gudino as a suspect.

Officers observed her taking items from the same retailer in various locations this week and delivering the sets to Siegel’s Long Beach residence.

During a search of the home on Wednesday, detectives found more than 2,800 Lego boxes.

In April, a similar incident happened when four suspects were arrested after authorities found approximately $300,000 in stolen Lego merchandise

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