Magic: The Gathering cards worth $300,000 stolen before Gen Con

  • 19 Aug - 25 Aug, 2023
  • Mag The Weekly
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Thieves have stolen up to $300,000 worth of gaming cards at Gen Con 2023 - the largest gaming convention in North America. Just before the start of the 2023 Gen Con gaming conference at the Indiana Convention Centre and Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis, thieves fled with a pallet of gaming cards on August 2, reports IndyStar. According to Indianapolis Metro Police, the thieves used a pallet jack to remove the cards. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) on X shared pictures asking for help from the public to identify two people caught on surveillance video taking the pallet, and wrote: "IMPD detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying two people of interest possibly involved in a theft of upwards to $300,000 worth of gaming cards." According to Craig Casares, assistant manager at Good Games, a board game store at 111 S. Meridian St. in Indianapolis, taking an entire pallet from a Gen Con setup area is pretty brazen.