ACT Policing detectives have begun the lengthy process of cataloguing what is suspected to be one of the largest seizures of stolen property ever in the ACT.
The property was found after police conducted a search warrant on a house in south Canberra this morning (4 July).
Criminal Investigations members executed the warrant around 11:30am, and found every room in the house filled with property. In some cases, rooms were filled from floor to ceiling with items.
Sergeant John Giles said that in all his experience as a police officer he has never been involved in a search warrant in which so much property has been located.
“The amount of property involved makes the mind boggle; and I envisage that we will be cataloguing property for many days to come”.
“At this time police are unable to put an accurate financial figure of how much property there is, but we cautiously estimated over $800,000 worth of stolen property is inside the premise,” Sergeant Giles said.
Seized items include books, CDs, DVDs, clothing, stationery, computer hard drives and software. Police believe the items have been shoplifted from stores around Canberra over a period of several years