CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Police busted a fencing operation of stolen electronics during a sting operation.
It was called "Operation Hot Corner." Police got a tip back in November after suspicious activity was observed at five businesses on the 4100-block of West Roosevelt Road.
Officers moved in and recovered half a million dollars of gadgets, including smart phones and 800 counterfeit items.
"Interestingly enough, there was a device recovered that can outsmart and outwit security systems on smart phones and make them re-sellable," Comander Karen Konow of the Organized Crime Division, said.
Two people were taken into custody and two weapons were also recovered in that bust.
CPD recovers stolen electronics in fencing operation