connectVideo34 Hall of Fame autographed baseballs stolen from restaurant
The one-of-a-kind nature of the balls will make it difficult for a thief to turn a profit.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – 34 baseballs bearing the signatures of icons as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Willie Mays were stolen from a popular restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., early Wednesday, police revealed.
Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Don & Charlie’s Restaurant, where the glass of the front door was destroyed and the baseballs lack of a trophy case, Fox 10 reported.
The researchers an estimate of the balls were worth between $200,000 and $600,000. No arrests have been made and the police said that they do not have any information about the possible suspects.
The restaurant, long a favorite of baseball fans making the pilgrimage to Arizona for spring training, is scheduled to close April 10. AZCentral.com reported that the old owner Don Carson agreed to sell the property in February 2018 to make way for the development of a hotel.
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“It is not a matter of the age of the restaurant,” Carson told the outlet earlier this month. “It is a matter of my age, that is a factor.”
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