WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Wichita Falls Police are asking for help finding the man they say stole $100,000 worth of comic books from a home.
Officers said several comic books and $300 worth of military gear were taken from a house in the 4600 block of Seymour Highway on July 25.
Surveillance video from that house shows a man loading up boxes onto a dolly and carrying them outside.
While WFPD is working some tips they received, they are still asking those who have any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 322-9888.
Larry Cox, Galaxy Comics owner, said crimes like this are not uncommon.
"It's disturbing, I mean unfortunately it happens a lot in my industry," said Cox.
He often gets email notifications from companies across the United States that have had comic book collections stolen.
"There's a lot of people that have large collections dating back all the way to the 50s or 40s era, some of those can get very expensive depending on their condition," he said.
Rarity, a character's first appearance, origin or death and major story arcs can also boost up the comic's cost.
"They can go from a dollar all the way up to millions of dollars," said Cox.
A reason to have a backup plan in case something happens to them.
"If you have something that's really expensive that you can't afford to replace if anything goes wrong with it, yeah, insurance is a good thing," he said.
Something he has. Cox also said cataloging can help, the first thing an insurance company is going to ask for.
"You definitely want to try to keep some type of record that way if anything does get stolen or lost you have some type of comparable list to go by and try to recover it," he said.
He adds to take pictures and note any key identifiers like a rip or stain.