Tuesday got off to a rough start for a hobby shop in Maine where an early morning burglary resulted in the theft of about $20,000 worth of sports cards.
Brunswick Police say a passing motorist called them shortly before 8 AM to report a shattered glass front door at J&R Cards, which sells both sports and gaming cards. Patrol units met the business owner moments later and found merchandise missing, including more than 20 current era unopened sports card boxes.
Brunswick Police Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and processed the scene, collecting both physical and potential DNA evidence. They’re hoping active surveillance cameras on other area businesses may have captured footage of the incident. Based on information already gathered during the investigation, it’s believed the crime occurred sometime after 2 AM.
Among the known merchandise missing from the store:
1 2017-18 Panini Chronicles Basketball Hobby Box
2 2019-20 Panini Certified Basketball Hobby Boxes
1 2019-20 Panini Obsidian Basketball Hobby Box
1 2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Basketball Hobby Box
1 2019-20 Panini Donruss Optic Basketball Retail Box
1 2019-20 Panini Mosaic Fast Break Basketball Hobby Box
1 2019-20 Panini Mosaic Retail Cello Basketball Pack Box
1 2019-20 Panini Prizm Retail Basketball Box
1 2016-17 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball Box
2 2020-21 Panini Prizm Basketball Hobby Box
1 2019-20 Panini Origins Basketball Hobby Box
1 2020-21 Panini Certified Basketball Hobby Box
1 2020 Panini Prizm Football Hobby Box
1 2020 Panini Obsidian Football Hobby Box
1 2020 Panini Black Football Hobby Box
1 2020 Panini Prizm No Huddle Football Hobby Box
1 2020 Panini Select Football Hobby Box
2020 Topps Bowman Draft Jumbo Baseball Hobby Box
2020 Topps Bowman Jumbo Baseball Hobby Box
2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire Retail Box
2020 Leaf Ultimate Draft Baseball Hobby Box
2020 Topps Tribute Baseball Hobby Box
Anyone with information is asked to call Brunswick Police Detective Lieutenant Greg Mears at 207-721-4322.