"The Force" has come through for a loyal 'Star Wars' fan.

FOX's Jacquelyn Karl reports:

Steve Sansweet, who owns the largest private collection of 'Star Wars' memorabilia, revealing about 120 pieces of his collection were stolen between 2015 and 2016 by a friend who'd been staying with him...

The "so-called" friend was arrested in March with about 100 pieces of memorabilia recovered... Sansweet, claiming he's lucky to have gotten any of it back, especially since he hadn't realized it'd been stolen.

In total the items that were stolen are worth about $200,000.

Jacquelyn Karl, FOX News.

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