2012-02-16 / Local & State

$40K Of Sports Cards Stolen Outside Pa. Casino

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – State police are looking for whoever stole $40,000 worth of sports collectible cards from a van parked at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

State gaming enforcement officers tell the Erie Times-News that the suspects smashed the window of a van owned by Joseph Hocevar, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The cards were reported stolen about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police did not immediately say why the man had the cards with him at the time. But authorities believe someone in a gold coupe with tinted windows followed him to the casino and stole the cards while he was inside.

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