Two thieves have been caught on camera spirting away with a pallet containing more than $300,000 worth of trading card games in the hours before Gen Con 2023 got underway on August 2. The pair was caught by security cameras and have not been identified as of the time of writing.
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Gen Con 2023 is taking place through August 6, Sunday, and is enjoying a strong turnup of attendees, and just perhaps – a few bad apples. The news was shared by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department which issued a public statement in which they appealed to members of the public to volunteer any information that may lead to the identification of the people involved in the heist.
The pair is seemingly unperturbed by the fact that they are being videotaped although they may have not had knowledge of existing cameras. Both perpetrators’ faces can be seen plainly in the camera. The crime, however, does not seem to be one of sheer opportunity or lack premeditation as the culprits were making away with the pallet before the event got underway on Wednesday.
“The alleged theft took place before the opening of events in the downtown area and while vendors were setting up their displays at various times,” the statement reads. The cards, which have gone missing in the heist, have not been retrieved with the IMPD issuing regular updates via social media and still on the chase.