It’s been three months since a nasty home invasion robbery and investigators in a Baltimore suburb are still looking for the suspects who stole a sports memorabilia collection (among other things).
Baltimore County Police told Sports Collectors Daily they are still looking for four suspects in a home invasion/robbery in the unit-block of Evan Way in Pikesville, Maryland on October 13.
It happened around 8 p.m., when police say a victim was entering her garage and was approached by four suspects wearing dark clothing, gloves and masks. They forced into her home where they found her husband and son inside. All were forced to the floor and tied with plastic restraints. The family members were assaulted several times during the crime while the suspects went through the house and took electronics, jewelry, and several thousand dollars worth of sports memorabilia.
Here’s what police say were among the items taken:
• Two ‘Everlast’ boxing gloves autographed by Muhammed Ali in silver pen
• Baseball bats autographed by Don Mattingly, Warren Spahn, Ted Williams, and another bat autographed by Sandy Koufax with “Dear Jeremy Best Wishes, Sandy Koufax”
• Autographed baseballs in clear plastic cubes by Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, and Don Drysdale
• Autographed baseball signed by Willie Mays in a wood base case with gold plate engraving
• An autographed Georgetown basketball
• Joe Namath football autographed by him with “Joe Willie”
The suspects are described as black males in their late 20s. One of the suspects was wearing a black hoody with a multi-colored figure on the back.
An investigator tells us they believe some of the items may have been sold outside a Maryland bar sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Searches of local shops and eBay have not yielded any leads.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). Those calling Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.