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Oklahoma man charged after stealing $12K in Pokémon cards

Sep 10, 2022, 2:44 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 19:  A contestant looks at cards as he competes during the 2016 Pokemon ...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 19: A contestant looks at cards as he competes during the 2016 Pokemon World Championships on August 19, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Over 1,600 contestants from more than 30 countries are competing in tournaments of the Pokemon video game, Pokken and Trading Card Game events during the 2016 Pokemon World Championships. $500,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded to winners. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KMOV) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with stealing $12,000 in Pokémon cards Saturday morning.

According to the Crestwood Police Department, on October 10, 2021, a Yeti Gaming store in the 8900 block of Watson Road was robbed. Windows and display cases were shattered, and about $12,000 in Pokémon cards and merchandise were taken. Repairs for the store were over $2,000.

Police said blood that was found inside the store was a DNA match to 24-year-old Nicholas Garrison. After being arrested, he later admitted to entering the store without permission and taking merchandise because he needed money. Garrison was charged with second-degree burglary, stealing $750 or more, and first-degree property damage.

“Pokémon cards may seem like a trivial target, but there is nothing trivial about charges like burglary and felony theft,” said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell. “We will not tolerate smash-and-grab in St. Louis County.”


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Oklahoma man charged after stealing $12K in Pokémon cards