$50,000 in rare comic books stolen in targeted robbery

Mar 24 2020, 1:52 pm

The Calgary Police Service is trying to track down three Fantastic Four comic books — but they’re not starting a collection.

The rare comics were stolen from a man outside Calgary’s own Alpha Comics after he left the store with them in a briefcase.

A release from CPS states that two men grabbed the victim and took the briefcase from him after a brief struggle, leaving the man with minor injuries.

The comics are collectively worth $50,000 and are described in the release as follows:

  • Fantastic Four #1 with a CGC number of 2074628001 and grade of 6.5
  • Fantastic Four #2 with a CGC number of 2041541001 and grade of 5.5
  • Fantastic Four #13 with a CGC number of 204154003 and grade of 4.5

The release also noted that the two men then ran to a nearby vehicle but decided to flee on foot once they noticed that the victim was watching them.

The owner of the vehicle returned to the scene and was promptly arrested, though the other suspect, and the comics, have yet to be found.

Twenty-year-old Rifahie Al-Rifahie has since been charged with one count of robbery.

Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect or the location of the comics to contact the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website.

Photos of the comic books have been made available by CPS:

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