A California man has been arrested in connection with a massive organized retail theft ring after officials found a warehouse stashed with $5 million worth of stolen Nike merchandise.
Roy Lee Harvey Jr., 37, was arrested Saturday and booked on a charge of receiving stolen property, Los Angeles police said in a news release.
Detectives executed two search warrants Saturday, one in Hollywood and the other at a warehouse in Hawthorne, where Harvey was "seen delivering stolen Nike products," police said.
Detectives, along with Nike’s global security director, searched the warehouse and found thousands of pairs of stolen Nike shoes, clothing, accessories and “unique prototypes” worth $5 million, police said.
Officials shared photos of the warehouse revealing shelves seemingly endlessly stocked with boxes of shoes, including highly coveted Nike sneakers and dunk shoes.
“It is believed Harvey Jr. is responsible for receiving, redistributing, and reselling a high dollar amount of stolen property,” police said in the release.
It's not immediately clear whether he has a lawyer or how many other people were involved in the operation.
Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call the police Commercial Crimes Division at (213) 486-5920.