A couple of thieves cut the lock of a storage unit in St. Louis and stole a collection of about 3,000 comics. Trying to make some money off the collection, they got in contact with a local comic book store.
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A point apparently lost on the thieves is that a serious collector with that many books is going to put the word out… and there’s also a chance that they may be such a serious collector that they own their own comic book store.
As it would turn out, the comic books belonged to Martin Casas, the owner of Apotheosis Comics & Lounge. He had been renovating his house and had the comics temporarily stored in a storage unit.