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$250,000 worth of comics stolen from Georgia store

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Comics Plus manager Kenneth Messer

A burglar used a crowbar to break into a Macon, Georgia, comics store early Thursday and stole a reported $250,000 worth of vintage comic books.

Owner Will Peavy told WMAZ TV that the thief made off with the store’s cash register and safe, containing $2,500 in cash, but the real money was in the comics, which included the first eight issues of DC Comics’ 1963 Justice League of America series, and the first 20 issues of Marvel’s The X-Men.

Despite damage from the break-in, the store opened for business on Thursday.

Peavy and store manager Kenneth Messer remain confident the thief will be caught, simply because of the items stolen. “They’re pretty stupid,” Peavy said. “It’s like stealing a car. If they try to sell them, they’re going to get caught.”

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Hmm, in times past,have had experience working for a large bookstore that carried comics. I know how they would set up a suspected seller, and have both the store owner and cop laying in wait for them to return to the store,to sell., then bust them,dead to rights, as the saying goes.All depends on how dumb they are, and if they themselves are collectorsThey just may be put on a shelf,in a cold dark closet for the next 30 years..Once a books been cracked out of it’s case, rather hard to prove where it came from.They could end up one by one, sold or traded off at cons around the country.Be different if they were ultra rare golden age keys.I can see some poor smuck collector,getting hassled trying to sell or trade his personal copies of these books,if anything.Keep that in mind ebay sellers.

$250,000 in inventory and no alarm? Forced entry with a crowbar? Dumbest person in this story is not the thieves or the store owner, it’s whoever sold the store an insurance policy. If the thief is careful, they can easily sell these comics by splitting up the collections and selling them individually in another state or at conventions. Of course, it sounds like the thief knew exactly what to take, so my bet is that they are going to sit in his collection at home instead.

Did they not have security(alarms,cameras,etc)at this store? If you had stuff worth that much(and money in the till to boot)then it would have been wise to have security.

Banks have extra security so I’m wondering if they didn’t why not?

I recall just about to buy a slightly damaged copy of tales of suspense 39, at a con back in October of 1981, Good thing I came back to the table to ask about buying it, or I would have been hunted down, because a minite beforehand, someone walked off with it.A year later, Im sure I seen it being sold in an add in the old comics news paper,for double the price. the discription fir perfectly.

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