Markham police recover $1M in stolen goods; 8 arrested

MARKHAM, Ill. —Markham police said eight people were arrested after they recovered over $1 million in stolen goods.

The goods were found hidden in a storage facility, according to Markham police.

Police responded around 4 a.m. Tuesday to the storage facility and witnessed eight offenders stashing and storing the stolen items.

The stolen items include high-end handbags, bicycles, electronics and household goods that were taken from local rail cars. Police said they also recovered $16,000 in cash, narcotics, three stolen hand guns and multiple stolen vehicles.

During a news conference Friday, Markham police said eight people were arrested, five of them charged. The charges range from felony theft to misdemeanor theft.

The offenders arrested have major criminal background, police said.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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