Bag Containing Sizeable Magic: The Gathering Collection Stolen At GP New York, $5,000 Reward. Please Help Me Find This Individual.
Hello Magic community, all of our friends, and acquaintances. I am deeply saddened to inform you that this weekend at GP New York I had a backpack which contained a sizeable amount of cards, cash, a surface pro 4, and my wallet stolen.
Due to the fact that a lot of these cards are easily recognizable we ask that you please keep an eye out for them on any groups or any of your local stores. I am offering a $5,000 USD reward to anyone who turns in the cards, or who can offer information that leads to the acquisition of the cards. I thank all of you very much for your help. I have pictures of most– if not all –of the Power stolen, and some of them are one of a kind due to their condition issues.
The police have examined the surveillance cameras and came back with confirmed images of who stole my bag. The first image was at 7:43 Eastern Time. Please send me a message on Facebook with any information about this individual.
The following is a list of just some of the cards that were stolen:
1 Beta Ancestral Recall
5 Unlimited Ancestral Recall
1 Alpha Time Walk
5 Beta Time Walk
2 Unlimited Time Walk
2 Beta Mox Emerald
1 Unlimited Mox Emerald
2 Beta Mox Jet
2 Unlimited Mox Jet
2 Beta Mox Pearl
2 Unlimited Mox Pearl
1 Beta Mox Ruby
1 Unlimited Mox Ruby
1 Beta Mox Sapphire
3 Unlimited Mox Sapphire
1 Tabernacle of the Pendrell Vale
1 Library of Alexandria
3 Juzam Djin
3 Alpha Birds of Paradise
Japanese Foil, 1 Verdant Catacombs, 2 Misty Rainforest and 1 Scalding Tarn
4 Japanese Foil MM2 Tarmogoyf
1 Future Sight Japanese Foil Tarmogoyf
1 Onslaught Foil japanese Polluted Delta
5 world wake foil jace the Mind Sculptor
3 Innistrad Foil Liliana of the Veil
2 Foil Lorwyn Thoughtseize
2 Beta Mana Vault
There are only six degrees of separation between this individual and myself. With your help, we can find him.
If you have any information that could help us solve this case, please kindly me: Shaun Martin
An update from Shaun Martin’s wife
“I will post up the CCTV footage as soon as the police department releases it to me with approval for dissemination. I hope to get a copy out ASAP. We are planning to prospect this person so obviously I can only release as much as the detective I’m working with will allow me.” said Samara Martin-Hashem, Shaun’s wife
We (Manaleak.com) will then update this article to include the video footage in question as soon as it is made available.
Martin-Hashem continued, “The bag also contained Shaun’s credit cards and our debit card connected to our families bank account. The credit cards got cancelled but the debit card could not get cancelled till Monday, and they were used multiple times at an ATM where he [the thief] tried to withdraw funds but did not have the correct pin. The detective has put an order in for the ATM camera footage and we are just waiting on that, if they can get it.”
The original CCTV screenshot has been updated to show what happened.
Martin-Hashem explains, “The white male on the left is the one that grabbed the bag and is in the other photos [above]. The other male circled ‘Accomplice’ was assisting him in the distraction/grab of the bag.”
“They had been sitting there for a few minutes watching Shaun and the bag, and waited for the right moment. They seemed to move the chair next to Shaun to cause a distraction to grab the bag.”
She continued, “They had been sitting there for a few minutes watching Shaun and the bag, and waited for the right moment. They seemed to move the chair next to Shaun to cause a distraction to grab the bag.”
Image of this incident below.
Additionally, Martin-Hashem would like to clarify, “I’ve seen a lot of comments on the article and other posts about how we can know that this guy stole the bag. I wanted to make sure people know that these photos are just screenshots from the actual video. The police released them to me to post to the Magic community in hopes that someone can identify the culprits.”
An update Shaun Martin 21/05/16
Many of you have been extremely helpful in the investigation about my back pack being stolen at GP New York. The investigation is still underway and I will be providing updates as soon as I can.
The Police & Detectives have been carefully going over the surveillance video from the theft, and have found at least two other people that are involved in the theft of my bag. The pictures below are 2 other accomplices that were at the event. They have been followed on the surveillance video talking to the thieves that stole my bag. The police believe that there was at least 6 people involved in the ring of thieves at the event, (there were other tips the police have received on this matter proving this.)
I don’t know exactly how many bags were stolen at the event, but I know there were at least 5 stolen. I am hoping to at the very least be able to bring these guys the justice, so they cannot do this to any one again. If you were one of the others who go their bag stolen please contact me. If anyone has any information or questions please feel free to PM me or post in the comments.
If you have any information that could help solve this case, please kindly contact: Shaun Martin