Calgary police uncover hidden underground tunnel filled with stolen goods

CALGARY – A 50-year-old Calgary man is facing charges after investigators discovered a hidden underground tunnel system containing stolen property in the community of Queensland.

Officers made the discovery while executing a search warrant at a home in the 200 block of Queen Charlotte Way S.E. on Saturday, March 19.

Calgary police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Queen Charlotte Way S.E. on on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

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Police said the tunnel extended approximately 10 metres into the backyard, and contained everything from bicycles, tools and electronics to guns and ammunition.

In total, an estimated $65,000 to $100,000 worth of stolen goods was recovered.

Calgary police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Queen Charlotte Way S.E. on on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Calgary Police Service

“It is believed that the offender targeted residences by forcing entry to basement windows and by prying open overhead garage doors to release the emergency manual release mechanism,” police said in a Tuesday news release.

“As a result of this investigation, additional break and enter offences are currently under investigation in Calgary and communities south of the city, which may include the involvement of other suspects.”

Douglas Scott Pentland faces 15 counts of break and enter and one count of possession of break and enter tools.

Police have set up an online photo gallery of the items recovered so as to return them to their rightful owners.  Those who see items in the gallery which may be their property are asked to email [email protected]老域名出售 before May 14.

Calgary police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Queen Charlotte Way S.E. on on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Calgary Police Service

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