A burglar stole more than $42,000 worth of comic books from Mile High Comics Sunday, the store confirmed. (Image via Google Maps Streetview)
DENVER, CO — A popular Denver comic book store was burglarized early Sunday, police said. More than $42,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from Mile High Comics, the store’s manager confirmed. Three cases were smashed and 14 valuable comic books were stolen.
The store, at 4600 Jason St., is known for its collection of some of the world’s rarest and most expensive comic books.
The store’s manager, William Moulton, told Denver Patch that the burglar stole some valuable copies of "Justice League of America," "Iron Man" and "Fantastic Four." He said the burglar cut himself on the broken glass, and then tried to use toilet bowl cleaner and window cleaner to wipe up his blood. The burglar then put the glass in a trash can, which he took with him.
The burglary comes ahead of the Denver Pop Culture Con this weekend.
Moulton is hoping someone will come forward with leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000.
Surveillance image via Mile High Comics