Update: Vancouver Police Marvel at Return of Comics

Vancouver, BC: Most of the stolen comics taken during a break-and-enter to an East Vancouver home on October 17th, have now been recovered.

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Shortly after the theft, police put out a public appeal Investigators visited every store involved in the sale and purchase of collectables in an attempt to locate the stolen comics and possibly identify a suspect.

Earlier this week, a man walked into a Vancouver business looking to sell a number of comics. The owner of the shop quickly recognized them as the comics officers had been looking for. He held onto the items for police and the suspect fled the shop.

There are a few comics still outstanding, but the Fantastic Four: Issue No 1 highlighted in the original media release was among the recovered items. Police are still trying to identify the man who brought the comics to the shop and no arrests have been made.

Anyone who has any information about the break-in or the whereabouts of the remaining comics is asked to contact the VPD Property Crime Unit at 604-717-3328, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

BACKGROUND:

Rare Comic Books Stolen During Vancouver Break and Enter

Vancouver, BC: Police are asking the public to help them find a collection of rare comic books stolen in a break-in on Monday.

A 100-pound safe containing the stack of valuable comics was stolen from a home in East Vancouver around noon on October 17th.

One of the comics, Fantastic Four: Issue No 1, is considered rare, and should raise suspicion if offered for sale. Due to the uniqueness of this comic, investigators are hoping the public can help find it.

“Someone knows the location of these valuable comics,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette. “We just hope they do the right thing and share that information with our Property Crime Unit or Crime Stoppers.”

Anyone who has any information about the break-in or the whereabouts of the comics is asked to contact the VPD Property Crime Unit at 604-717-3328, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Vancouver Police Department


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