Man Steals $12,000 in Pokémon Cards


Collecting Pokémon cards has seen a resurgence over the last few years. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more and more people began buying nostalgic items from their childhood, including Pokémon cards.

An Oklahoma man got a bit too greedy when he stole $12,000 in Pokémon cards back in October 2021. A Yeti Gaming store was broken into with about $12,000 in Pokémon cards and other merchandise taken. Repairs to the store’s windows and display cases were around $2,000.

According to the Crestwood Police Department, blood was found inside the store, which is how they were able to pinpoint the thief. Nicholas Garrison was arrested and later admitted to entering the store without permission and taking the merchandise because he needed money.

The 24-year-old has now been charged by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with three second-degree burglary, stealing $750 or more and first-degree property damage. Garrison’s bond was set at $50,000 cash-only, with no 10% allowed.

“Pokémon cards may seem like a trivial target, but there is nothing trivial about charges like burglary and felony theft. We will not tolerate smash-and-grab in St. Louis County,” said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell.


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