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Drone image of suspected stolen Lego sets from Springfield, Oregon, that investigators discovered at a retailer in Eugene.Drone image of suspected stolen Lego sets from Springfield, Oregon, that investigators discovered at a retailer in Eugene.Springfield Police

The Springfield Police Department announced Tuesday that its Crime Reduction Unit seized more than 4,100 Lego sets during the execution of a search warrant at a toy store called Brick Builders in Eugene, Oregon on July 3.

The search of Brick Builders was part of an investigation that authorities have been conducting for three months. Springfield police identified Ammon Henrikson, the owner of Brick Builders, and another person, Albert Nash, as suspects in the case.

Henrikson is accused by police of “knowingly purchasing new, unopened Lego sets that had been stolen from local retail stores,” including Target, Fred Meyer, Barnes & Noble and Walmart, Fox Business reports.

According to law enforcement, on several separate occasions, individuals “stole hundreds of dollars worth of Legos and then immediately went to the Brick Builders store to exchange the stolen items for cash, usually at a fraction of their original retail value.”

“We are all feeling the impact of organized shoplifting through the rising prices of the things we buy for our families,” Springfield Police Chief Andrew Shearer said on Facebook. “The police department is proud of the work of our officers and we are committed to pursuing those behind these crimes in our community.”