What to Know
- Phillip Weisbauer was caught after police say he took four books worth just under $100,000 to a store on January 8th and tried to sell them.
A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month in Arizona after police say he tried to sell four stolen comic books that were part of a collection stolen from a Boca Raton storage unit worth over $1 million.
Phillip Weisbauer was caught after police say he took four books worth just under $100,000 to a store on January 8th and tried to sell them. He left the store and returned two days later, after which police followed him home and arrested Weisbauer.
“The collectors all know each other. Our owner…heard about these books when they went missing, so if somebody tried to sell them here, it would have raised flags,” said Sal Ciano from Past, Present, Future Comics in West Palm Beach to NBC affiliate WPTV.
The four books were among nearly 450 that were stolen from that unit. Officials have not said if any of the other books have been recovered.
“When you have books at that high value, and that grade and that kind of thing, they are notable books. Only certain collectors have them at any given time, so you kind of know who they are it’s not that big of a circle,” said Ciano.