The accused thief stole several “vintage U.S. and foreign carded action figures, many of them rare and important pieces.”
Steve Sansweet, president and CEO of the nonprofit Rancho Obi-Wan in Northern California, wrote on his website that from late 2015 through 2016, there were 100 pieces taken from his collection, some of which were then resold.
Shawn M. Prince, 20, of Connellsville was charged this week with retail theft for allegedly loading eight hams valued at nearly $450 into a cart at the Shop ‘n Save on Route 119 in Youngwood and leaving without paying March 27.
Ed Saurs pulled into the driveway of his two-story home on a quiet suburban street in Puyallup, Washington, just after 12 p.m. last Tuesday. Saurs, 58, was there for a business meeting — he was putting the longtime family home up for sale — but he immediately noticed something odd.
The Chevy truck in his driveway didn’t belong to his real estate agent, and through the open front door of his house he could see a young man who he didn’t know standing in the front hallway. So Saurs, a retired Air Force loadmaster, approached him.
“I asked: What are you doing in my house?” Saurs told NBC News. “He said, ‘I’m here to buy the microwave.’ I said, ‘My microwave is not for sale.'”
Saurs discovered that in the couple of weeks that he’d been in Olympia, where he and his wife live full time, someone had broken into his home, slept on a mattress on the floor and undertaken an astonishingly brazen heist, a burglary so casual it could have been an online date: The Saurs’ family belongings — an iPod, a lawnmower, a table saw, the microwave — were currently for sale on Craigslist and another classifieds site, offerup.com.