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Chicago Police Recover $500,000 In Stolen Chocolate, Alcohol, Water Fountains And More

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Some of the $175,000 worth of alcohol recovered by police from a warehouse on Chicago's South Side on Saturday morning. | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police made an unusual discovery Saturday when their execution of a search warrant at a warehouse on the city's South Side led to the discovery of $500,000 worth of stolen chocolate, alcohol, cement water fountains and other merchandise.

According to a police statement reported by the Sun-Times, police recovered $150,000 worth of Ghirardelli chocolate products, $175,000 worth of alcohol -- including Captain Morgan rum -- and multiple pallets worth of cement water fountains.

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Multiple pallets of Ghirardelli chocolate were recovered from the warehouse on Chicago's South Side.

Also among the items recovered from the warehouse in the 2600 block of West 35th Street were several stolen trucks and a stolen van in addition to a pallet of auto parts for BMW vehicles, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Police had no suspects in custody as of Saturday evening and an investigation is ongoing into who is responsible for the massive theft, NBC Chicago reports.

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