The Hercules Police Department announced they have caught suspects involved in a multi-state organized retail theft crew that allegedly have been stealing from Home Depot over the past four years.
Police said the crew is responsible for an estimated $4.5 million in merchandise and averages approximately $105k per month in thefts. Hercules captured the suspects on January 29 which had approximately $10k of merchandise from thefts in Tracy, Fairfield and Vallejo.
Police released more info Monday, saying on January 29, 2021, at 11:19 am, an officer located a vehicle associated with multiple thefts from Home Depot throughout the state. This came after a day earlier, they were alerted of a suspect known throughout the state to steal items from Home Depot and make returns on some of the stolen items to make back money for the purchased items.
Home Depot has been working cases for this suspect for over three years and believes he has stolen over $4.5 Million Dollars from Home Depot. Since September of last year, it is confirmed that the suspect had stolen over $500,000 from multiple different Home Depot stores up and down the west coast.
Police said an officer located the suspect vehicle, a 2006 Ford Econoline Van, backed into a 1500 Sycamore Ave parking stall. Officers waited for the suspect to return to his vehicle, where he was contacted and detained. His vehicle’s search resulted in approximately $10,000 of stolen merchandise from Home Depot in the van. The occupants of the van were arrested and transported to jail.
Information released by Hercules Police Department