Seattle cops bust thrift store owner for running Lego ring coordinated with ...

Seattle cops bust thrift store owner for running Lego ring coordinated with ...
Seattle cops bust thrift store owner for running Lego ring coordinated with ...

Seattle police used a Baby Yoda Lego set to take down a shoplifting scheme allegedly orchestrated by a local thrift shop owner who trafficked in thousands of dollars worth of stolen Legos. 

Mark Brady, 67, owner of Rummage Around, was arrested last week for allegedly running a network of shoplifters, who would go out into neighboring stores in Seattle to steal items Brady could sell at his store.

The Lego ring was busted after an undercover detective sold a 1,073-piece Lego set to Brady, only after telling the owner it was stolen, the Seattle Police Department said. 

Brady 'was most likely directing … prolific shoplifters to steal property from retail stores for his own benefit of buying them at extremely low prices and reselling them to others,' Seattle police said in their report. 

The Seattle Police Department found thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods, including 171 Lego sets, at the Rummage Around thrift shop, in Seattle

The Seattle Police Department found thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods, including 171 Lego sets, at the Rummage Around thrift shop, in Seattle

Police tracked down the stolen good's to Seattle's Pike Place Market, pictured

Police tracked down the stolen good's to Seattle's Pike Place Market, pictured

Brady denies any wrong doing and was released from jail earlier this week as he awaits trial, The Washington Post reports. 

'I do want to fight this,' he said, adding that he plans to set up a GoFundMe to pay for his legal expenses. 

Investigators began looking into Brady back in July, when employees of an Amazon brick-and-mortar store first contacted police about a wave of thefts plaguing the area. 

Police said a brazen robber would walk into the store and grab specific items, and then just walk out without even hiding their actions. 

One of the shoplifters included a 32-year-old man who stole more than $10,000 worth of merchandise, focusing heavily on Star Wars products. 

A breakthrough in the case came in early September when one of the Amazon employees spotted one their stolen

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