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() An inner-Sydney building manager was allegedly living underneath his apartment complex and using the space to store stolen goods and set up a cannabis crop.

Building manager Jaden Hati, 42, was arrested on August 18, three weeks after police found an elaborate 'Aladdin's cave' in a storage area in the basement of the Pyrmont apartment complex.

Officers found shelving systems used to store more than 250 items allegedly stolen from other storage units, including electrical, sports and garden equipment, police said.

They also found a rainwater tank that had been converted into a bedroom and another tank that was being set up to grow hydroponic cannabis. 

Sydney building manager Jaden Hati (pictured), 42, allegedly built an 'Aladdin's cave' undernearth his apartment complex to live in. Police allege he also stored hundreds of items stolen from residents inside the secret hideout

Sydney building manager Jaden Hati (pictured), 42, allegedly built an 'Aladdin's cave' undernearth his apartment complex to live in. Police allege he also stored hundreds of items stolen from residents inside the secret hideout 

Officers found shelving systems used to store more than 250 items allegedly stolen from other storage units, including electrical, sports and garden equipment

Officers found shelving systems used to store more than 250 items allegedly stolen from other storage units, including electrical, sports and garden equipment 

Hati is believed to have stored more than 250 allegedly stolen items in the basement of a Sydney building (pictured)

Hati is believed to have stored more than 250 allegedly stolen items in the basement of a Sydney building (pictured)

They were allegedly stolen from residents of the building he managed, as well as others in Sydney's CBD.

Investigators described the space as an 'Aladdin's cave' as he had allegedly built the shelving system to store the stolen property, with some items affixed to the ceiling.

The location underwent extensive forensic examination after all the stolen goods were removed, police said.

Following inquiries into the building, detectives from Strike Force Yugari obtained an arrest warrant for 42-year-old Hati.

In the early hours of the morning on August 18, a police pursuit kicked off when Hati allegedly drove off from officers from Nepean Police Area Command in Penrith.

An inner-Sydney building manager was allegedly living underneath his apartment complex in a storage area (Pictured: The toilet he allegedly installed in the basement)

An inner-Sydney building manager was allegedly living

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