Man Stole Auction Item Meant to Benefit Special Olympics Connecticut: Windsor Locks Police

Windsor Locks police are trying to identify a man accused of stealing sports memorabilia meant to be auctioned off to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.

Police said the suspect pictured above stole a replica of New York Yankees World Series Tickets and a photo of Yankee Stadium from Winners Off-Track Betting on Schoephoester Road. The item, valued at approximately $300, was donated and meant to be auctioned off to benefit SOCT.

Surveillance footage shows a suspect enter the building around 10:25 p.m. on June 28, walk around the lobby, then take the collectible item off an easel and leave the building, police said. The item had been secured to the easel with zip ties, which the suspect cut. The manager noticed the item missing the next morning.

The suspect is described as male, 40-45 years old, 300 pounds, with facial hair, and was wearing a green shirt and plaid shorts at the time of the crime.

Anyone with information should contact Windsor Locks police at 860-627-1461.

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