JACKSON, M.S. —
A comic book collection valued at $19,000 is back in the hands of its owner after Jackson Police arrest two men.
Detectives identified two suspects, Timothy Renfro and Kevin Washington, and arrested them last Wednesday for receiving and being in possession of stolen goods.
Authorities first heard of the burglary on September 28th – including the huge price estimate.
On Monday word was just getting out about the crime.
Owner Jay Long at Flowood’s Heroes and Dreams Comics and Collectibles explained how the comics could even come with that high of a price-tag.
“It could be 19,000 $1 books or one $19-thousand book,” Long said. “A long box of comics which is what a lot of collectors use holds about 300 books and weighs about 35 lbs.”
“Barring anything really expensive you’re looking at a truckload of comic books,” Long said.
And unless the property is insured or a pricing book is strictly followed, the value is something figured by the collector.
“Most people collect comics from a very young age throughout their lives. So this is obviously a collection that somebody had taken care of,” Long said.
Police have not said how the accused burglars were found but at ‘Heroes and Dreams’ the owner says if two people came in trying to sell something expensive that the sellers knew nothing about, he would probably call police.