A couple is accused of stealing Pokémon cards at an Ohio Walmart. Both thieves fled at high speed and caused a “movie-like” police chase.
Pokémon cards have become a phenomenon on a global scale. Surely as a child you had more than one at home, but today we talk about a perfect business for collectors… and thieves.
In fact, weeks ago we told you that a 62-year-old collector lost (due to a robbery) his entire collection of Pokémon cards (valued at 500,000 euros). Now, history repeats itself under other circumstances.
Do you remember the chases in Fast and Furious? Well, something similar happened in Ohio on July 24. Never has a Pokémon card draw been so spectacular in terms of high speed, chase and adrenaline like this.
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Ohio police are still looking for the pair of thieves who stole a selection of Pokémon cards valued at 284 dollars. The robbery occurred at a Walmart (usual chain store in the US) in the state of Ohio.
A man and a woman entered the store wearing black masks, proceeding to steal the Pokémon cards. To carry out the robbery they used a car that was parked right at the entrance of the establishment.
both individuals they used a red Chevy Impala… which soon alerted the Police after the call of the shop assistants. The authorities tried to capture the robbers, but were unsuccessful.
Thieves reached 170 km/h with said vehicle, skipping the signaling and overtaking other cars as if it were an action movie. The Ohio Police could not do anything.
Although the authorities lost the vehicle, they finally found the identity of both thieves. We talk about Nicholas Starkey, 32Y Kayla Canova, 31.
They both have criminal records. In the case of Starkey, he is accused of possession of weapons and criminal tools, as well as non-compliance and robbery. Canova is only charged with robbery.
Apparently It is not the first time that Starkey and Canova have stolen Pokémon cards. We are not only talking about the same Walmart, but about another store of the chain that they went to last week.
Fortunately no one was injured, but both thieves got away with it. The selection of Pokémon cards was valued at 284 dollarsand it is possible that they proceeded to sell them on second-hand portals on the Internet.