Burglars cleaned out a sports memorabilia shop in downtown Hopkins in a heist that included the store’s surveillance system, according to authorities.
The crime occurred overnight April 10 to April 11 at Ultimate Collectibles on Mainstreet, police Sgt. Michael Glassberg said Monday. The stolen goods are worth roughly $100,000, according to police and the store’s owners.
Trading cards by the thousands are gone, some of them autographed. Many span the entire time the Twins have been in Minneapolis.
Cards from other major sports, old-time comic books, team programs, signed baseballs, a vintage New York Yankees jacket, and movie and TV show cards were also stolen, the store reported in an extensive posting on Facebook and Craigslist.
Also missing is the recording components of the store’s video surveillance system.
“You don’t often see people stealing the surveillance system,” Glassberg said. “Sometimes you see them covering up the cameras.”
The sergeant said police are not saying how the burglar or burglars broke into the business, which opened last fall.