8 May 2015

Massive haul of stolen goods

5:44 pm on 8 May 2015

A massive haul of stolen property has been found on a rural property north of Auckland.

Power tools that were recovered in the opernation.

Power tools that were recovered in the opernation. Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

GALLERY: More photos of the stolen goods

Police say there were enough goods to fill 12 shipping containers, two horse floats and several sheds.

They said the goods were found at a property on the Dairy Flat Highway, in an area where there had been a rise in the number of construction-site burglaries in recent months.

Senior Sergeant Andy King said it was one of the biggest finds of stolen property in the district.

He said it was a big process trying to return the items to the rightful owners.

"We are going to be returning property as much as we can, as quick as we can too, but a lot of it will have to go into police storage, safe storage, until we can identifying where it's come from."

A 43-year-old man has been charged with receiving stolen property, and an investigation continues.