Burglars swiped thousands of sports cards, collectibles and even the security system of a Hopkins, MN hobby shop last week and the store’s owners say they’re offering a “substantial” cash reward if the crooks can be caught.
Police there say the break-in happened at Ultimate Collectibles late last Monday night with an estimated $100,000 loss in inventory and other goods. Tens of thousands of vintage and modern era sports, non-sports and gaming cards were hauled away. So far, police haven’t arrested anyone in connection with the crime.
While monster boxes full of cards were taken including an extensive collection of Twins cards dating to the team’s arrival in Minnesota, the burglars also swiped dozens of vintage comic books, a digital camera, laptop computer, two modems, a lighted magnifier and the recording components of the store’s Night Owl security system.
The store’s owners apparently kept an extensive inventory and a long list of the missing items was posted on Ultimate’s Facebook page over the weekend. They’ve also promised a reward for anyone with information that helps law enforcement officers solve the case.
Hopkins Police aren’t revealing the method used to break into the shop or how long the burglars may have been inside.
The crime has received coverage from local media.