Toy stores in France have been attacked by a gang of international Lego thieves trying to steal valuable collectibles, police say.
Officers arrested three people, two men and a woman, who had travelled from Poland to Yvelines, a town on the outskirts of Paris, where they were allegedly caught breaking into a store.
While millions of children have grown up with the plastic bricks, which sell for around $ 10, rare series like “Lego Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon” have hit $ 15,000, while a first edition of “Taj Mahal “was worth about 10 US dollars. 3.864.
An officer quoted in Le Parisien newspaper confirmed the arrests, saying: “They come to France, set up in a hotel in the Paris region, then set about raiding toy stores before returning to Poland to sell off their haul.
“The Lego community isn’t just made up of children. There are numerous adults who play with it; there are swaps and sales on the internet. We’ve also had people complaining their homes have been broken into and Lego stolen.”
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