They got away with it twice, but police in Cicero, NY say three men who tried to burglarize a hobby shop a third time have been arrested.
In May of this year, South Paw Sports Cards, located on Route 11 in Cicero, reported a smash and grab burglary that resulted in the theft of about $30,000 in merchandise. It happened again in August, with several thousand more dollars in goods stolen from the shop.
Investigators who had been working on the case since the first break-in say they obtained information on possible suspects and identified a pattern. They set up surveillance at the shop and about 3:15 AM last Thursday, they saw three suspects come back to the business and again smash the front door using a sledgehammer and worked their way inside. That’s when Cicero PD officers and a county sheriff’s deputy arrested the three men.
39-year-old Jarvis Roberts of Syracuse and 32-year-old Dwight Delfyette of Brooklyn have been charged with third degree burglary, grand larceny and criminal mischief. John Allen, 28, from Brooklyn, is facing burglary and criminal mischief charges.
Plans are in the works for a large card and collectibles show in Las Vegas next March.
A promoter making an appearance at the Industry Summit Monday says the Global Collectibles Expo will include sports cards, memorabilia and other types of collectibles.
It’s scheduled for March 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Resort’s convention center. They’re planning to have 1,000 dealers inside the 300,000-square-foot facility. There’s no word yet on the cost of space, admission or autograph guests, but they’re already planning ahead to an even larger show in 2023.
The Green Bay Packers did not exactly light things up in their opening game on Sunday but at least something good will come of the jerseys they were wearing.
NFL Auctions is raising money for Hurricane Ida relief and several Packers jerseys including those donned by Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams are part of the fundraising effort.
A game-used Super Bowl 52 football, the coin used for the opening toss in last Thursday night’s Bucs-Cowboys game, autographed memorabilia and a Super Bowl ticket package are all among dozens of items in the auction.