The cards were originally stolen from their owner, a private collector from Kronkelwilg in Kampen, in a private sale turned robbery on December 16th last year. The thieves, pretending to be potential buyers, assaulted the collector and locked him in a cupboard before hightailing it with the cards.
Though the full set of cards stolen does not appear to have been publicly announced, the collection of stolen cards apparently includes a selection of rare cards from the original WOTC-era Base Set and Skyridge expansions, as well as a Charizard δ from 2006's EX Crystal Guardians expansion. The collector had expected to sell the cards for as much as €1,000 each, a value that reflects the excessive inflation in prices for Pokémon cards over the course of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
A criminal investigation into the robbery of a stack of Pokémon cards from a man on Kronkelwilg in Kampen has taken police to the French capital of Paris. The robbery, a private sale gone wrong, happened last December. The victim was attacked and locked in a cupboard, and the suspects ran off...nltimes.nlEen 30-jarige man uit Kampen stond op het punt om exclusieve Pokémonkaarten voor tienduizenden euro’s te verkopen, maar werd erin geluisd. De twee ‘kopers’ sloten hem op in een kast en beroofden hem van zijn kostbare verzameling.opsporingverzocht.avrotros.nl