Burglar Pulls Off $250,000 Pokemon Heist At Minnesota Store After Smashing Through Wall


Police in Forest Lake, Minnesota say a burglar stole about $250,000 worth of Pokemon cards from a video game shop last week.

Survelliance footage of the break-in at Punch-Out Gaming, shows a masked man entering the store after punching a hole in the wall from a neighboring vacant store.

Police say the intruder took off with a bunch of money and Pokemon trading cards worth at least $250,000.

Among the stolen items: 72 Pokemon Evolving Skies booster boxes worth about $140 each.

Pokemon card prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. Last year, a rare Pokemon Blastoise card sold at auction for a whopping $360,000.

Do you own any rare/extra special collectibles?

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