Thieves nab signed baseballs worth up to $600,000 from Don & Charlie’s
PHOENIX — An early-morning robbery of popular Scottsdale restaurant Don & Charlie’s resulted in between $200,000 and $600,000 in missing baseball memorabilia, the Scottsdale Police Department said Wednesday.
Police were dispatched to the restaurant at 2 a.m. on Wednesday and found the front glass door smashed and 34 autographed baseballs stolen from a trophy case.
The autographed baseballs missing were mostly from Hall of Fame players, including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.
“We’re asking for the public’s help in solving a high-dollar burglary that happened at Don & Charlie’s restaurant,” Ben Hoster, sergeant of the public information office for Scottsdale Police, told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “Due to the well-known nature of a lot of this baseball memorabilia, we’re hoping someone comes forward and helps us with this case.”
Don & Charlie’s is known for its wide array of sports memorabilia.
The restaurant, located at Camelback Road and 75th Street, is set to close on April 10 after 38 years.
Police said there is no suspect information and that the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Kevin Fleischman contributed to this report