For the third time in three weeks, a hobby shop in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul has been burglarized.
A week before that, Ultimate Sports Cards in Hopkins lost about $100,000 worth of inventory to an overnight theft and on March 28, Three Stars Sports Cards in Roseville fell victim to burglars.
Mark Hochstaetter and Rob Hunegs own the shop in Golden Valley. It’s the third time they’ve been victimized with the two other break-ins at a previous location. Neither the shop nor police indicated exactly what was inside the two heavy safes that were removed. The thieves broke a window in the front of the shop to enter the store, which was equipped with a security system. The theft took only a couple of minutes.
KMSP-TV visited two of the shops Tuesday for this story on the string of burglaries (if you can’t see the video below, click here).
KARE 11 talked with the owners of Twin Cities Sports Cards: