A couple days later, Tucson Police detective Todd Landau says officers pulled over a driver with a suspended license and impounded the car.
"Tucson Police standard procedure... the vehicle has to be inventory searched okay so it is during that process that these items were found in the vehicle," said Landau.
He says those items were then uploaded onto Foundrop, a site TPD uses to post pictures of stolen or lost property in the hopes of returning it back to the rightful owner.
"We started looking and there were 12 knives, I think three scopes, a pair of binoculars and a few other things taken from the store," said Ace Hardware owner Joe Findysz.
Findysz says he was able to find $6,000 worth of stolen property on the site and checks the site periodically to see if more will pop up.
"In this case, the knives that were posted were probably not have connected to a case or if it did it would have been months before it was connected," said Nancy McKay-Hills, TPD's evidence superintendent.