A break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in New Jersey has resulted in the loss of several pieces of valuable baseball memorabilia belonging to the Hall of Fame catcher.
Authorities say the burglary happened between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Two of Berra’s MVP awards and “several” of his World Series rings were among the items on display that are now missing according to the Montclair State University Police Department. Selling such one-of-a-kind pieces would likely be impossible for the thieves.
State and federal authorities have combined efforts in the investigation and the office of Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is offering a cash reward of up to $15,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
“The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is an iconic asset to our county and to parents, children and baseball fans everywhere,” Fontoura said. “We are outraged that this vital institution was violated.
Read more—and see pictures of the ongoing investigation inside the museum via the New York Daily News.