Over $1M in merch recovered after retail theft operation in Oakland

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Over $1 million worth of merchandise was recovered after authorities claim it was connected to a retail theft operation in Oakland. 

According to the Dublin Police Department, a theft of $1,500 was reported at an Ulta Beauty Store in Dublin. This led to a search warrant for a fence operation* in Oakland. 

Photos reveal a variety of items that are allegedly stolen. Merchandise recovered includes Jordan and Nike sneakers, shirts, pants (brands including Polo Ralph Lauren and Lacoste), and designer fragrances.

An AR-15 ghost gun was also recovered. Police did not announce any arrests.

Dublin police received assistance from California Highway Patrol’s Organized Retail Crime Unit in this case. No other information was immediately available.

*A fence operation is when an individual knowingly buys stolen property in order to resell them.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.