California man arrested after $5 million worth of Nike products found in warehouse

A California man has been arrested as part of a massive retail theft ring after authorities discovered a warehouse containing $5 million in stolen Nike merchandise.

Roy Lee Harvey Jr., 37, was taken into custody Saturday and charged with receiving stolen property, Los Angeles police said in a news release.

Nike sneakers seized from warehouse in Hawthorne, California (LAPD)

Detectives executed two separate search warrants Saturday, one in Hollywood and the other at a warehouse in Hawthorne, Calif., where Harvey Jr. was “seen delivering stolen Nike products,” the police said. police.

Detectives, along with Nike’s director of global security, conducted a search of the warehouse and found thousands of pairs of stolen Nike shoes, clothing, accessories and “one-of-a-kind prototypes” worth $5 million, police said.

NIke products stolen from warehouse in Hawthorne, California (LAPD)

Officials shared photos of the warehouse revealing shelves filled with seemingly endless boxes of shoes, including coveted Nike sneakers and dunks.

“Harvey Jr. is believed to be responsible for the receipt, redistribution and resale of a large amount of stolen property,” police said in the release.

It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney or how many other people were involved in the operation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the LAPD Commercial Crimes Division at (213) 486-5920.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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