LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - On Tuesday afternoon, Lorain Police conducted a search warrant at 1219 Oberlin Avenue, after investigating several burglaries in the area.
Police received several tips about the home and had reason to believe stolen items were being stashed there.
Police say they recovered several truckloads of suspected stolen property, including large items, like lawn equipment. Investigators say they found $10,000 worth of hot items, including TVs, jewelry and electronics.
"When we made entry into the house and saw what we were dealing with, it was a little overwhelming to say the least," said Det. Jacob Mooris with Lorain Police.
It's believed that someone was trading items from home burglaries for cash, fencing the items and then reselling them. Authorities filled five pick-up trucks with the stolen goods.
"It was almost a flea market mixed with a Best Buy. There was high-end things and items you might make a dollar off of," said Mooris.
When police hit the house, nobody was home. They do have a suspect, but so far, no arrests.
Just hours before, Lorain Police posted information on registering property in the event they become lost or stolen. The program is called ReportIt, and you can register your valuables online using the serial number.
Lorain Police also posted several burglaries on their Facebook Page in the last week, including an incident where two large TVs were stolen and another involving lawn equipment and a snow blower.