Commercial storage units are important for a number of reasons. When your furniture is piling up, storage units are perfect for extra storage space. They can also be used to store the personal belongings of a family member, or a loved one, who had passed away. You can use them to store the valuables of your college kid whenever they come home.
Storage units have become an important part of life as evidenced by the number of storage facilities and units that people rent out all around the world. But unfortunately, there are also people who take advantage of the convenience that storage units provide. People with ill intent like thieves and criminals would often use them to hide stolen valuables. They use the security provided by storage units the wrong way to soothe their own twisted needs.
Just like with the storage units in The Key Peninsula located in the Puget Sound area in Washington. Just recently, police have recovered a large sum of stolen property in the storage units located there. Like all recoveries, it first began with a loss, or in this case, theft.
According to the police, it was the employees of a certain business establishment that had discovered a break in within their premises last April 24. They had noticed that a truck was missing along with lumber. They had managed to find the truck but they had also found out that it had traveled to Fox Island. The police were able to develop leads and identify names of a number of suspects who may have been involved in the crime.
When they had made a search warrant on one of the suspects, it became evident that there was a large amount of property hidden in a storage unit that can be found in Pierce County. Another $200,000 was found during another search warrant on the storage units and they had also discovered at least 8 truck thefts which had left 9 victims.
Authorities have said that the operation had primarily centered on commercial or rental trucks so that they could steal property. About $1 million worth of property were revealed to be stolen while only a small amount had been recovered.