LOS ANGELES—The California Highway Patrol’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force has recovered a shipment of stolen Lululemon products valued at more than $200,000, authorities said Tuesday.
The capture is the largest of stolen items in the athletic apparel retailer’s history, according to a company representative.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators from the Border Division’s task force were alerted on June 6 to three large boxes containing Lululemon products shipped from Ohio and destined for an apartment complex in La Habra, according to the CHP. They delivered the stolen Lululemon merchandise to the apartment, where they found 16 boxes filled with stolen Lululemon leggings inside the apartment.
The investigators obtained a search warrant based upon their observations along with additional evidence uncovered during the investigation.
Investigators seized 1,861 stolen items with a retail value of $203,688, including merchandise stolen from Lululemon locations throughout the nation, including stores in Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin, the CHP said.
The investigation is ongoing, according to the CHP.