Durham police investigating theft of $300K worth of rare comics

Comic books were stolen from a man's residence in Newcastle, Ont., then later from a warehouse in Pickering, Ont.

Rare comic books were stolen in two separate heists in Newcastle and Pickering, Ont.

Police in southern Ontario are investigating two separate thefts of rare comic books valued at more than $300,000.

Police in southern Ontario are investigating two separate thefts of rare comic books valued at more than $300,000.

Durham Regional Police say the owner of a comic book business had both his home and workplace broken into at separate times this month.

The first alleged break-in took place on Sept. 18 when police say roughly $54,000 worth of comics went missing from the owner's home in Newcastle, Ont.

Just under a week later, police allege two suspects broke into his warehouse in Pickering, Ont., and stole a box of comics valued at a quarter of a million dollars.

Police say the two male suspects allegedly covered their faces with masks and scarves, and wore gloves during the break-ins.

Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward.

The Canadian Press