March 31st, 2020

Not so fantastic: Thieves swipe three rare ‘Fantastic Four’ comic books


By The Canadian Press on March 24, 2020.

A rare "Fantastic Four" comic is shown in this undated police handout photo. Calgary Police are searching for a suspect in connection with an assault and the theft of three rare comic books worth $50 thousand earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Calgary Police Service

CALGARY – Police in Calgary are looking for a suspect following an assault and a theft of three rare comic books earlier this month.

Investigators say a Fantastic Four No. 1, a Fantastic Four No. 2 and a Fantastic Four No. 13 were in a man’s briefcase as he left a comic-book store on March 11.

They are valued at $50,000.

Police say the man with the briefcase was grabbed by two suspects from behind, thrown to the ground and suffered minor injuries.

The two suspects fled on foot when they realized they were being watched.

Police arrested one of them when he returned to the scene, but the second man and the comics are still missing.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2020

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