Utah Man Arrested in Connection With Theft of Trading Cards

Utah Man Arrested in Trading Card Thefts

Utah Man Arrested in Trading Card Thefts: A guy was detained by the police on Wednesday who they think has been stealing trading cards from hobby shops from South Jordan to Bountiful for several months. The Salt Lake County Jail received a booking for 37-year-old Julian Mingura for an investigation into three counts of burglary and receiving stolen items.

around 3:50 a.m. Mythos Games, located at 681 West, was allegedly broken into on Monday. by aiming a BB gun at the glass front door on South Jordan Parkway.

According to a police arrest affidavit, surveillance footage inside the store “shows the individual going to the front desk and starts to deposit trade cards in a garbage (can) which (he) collected while in the store.” The man gathers the cards, loads them into the Mercedes’ back passenger seat, and drives away.

The following day, staff members of the store contacted police to let them know that they thought Mingura, who was also a suspect in a February break-in at Crave Collectibles, 9160 S. Their burglary was committed, according to the affidavit, by 300 West.

The arrest report states that the victim claimed the Sandy case suspect drove a black Mercedes to the store, shattered the front glass door, and then took the trading cards before selling them on eBay.

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According to a search warrant issued by Sandy police, the owners of that Crave Collectables store claimed they “were missing approximately 70 different packages from throughout the store. Some of the packages were small unopened baseball and basketball cards; other packages were individually packaged Pok√©mon cards. (The owners) estimated the total dollar amount of missing merchandise was $10,000.”

According to investigators, one of the Sandy store’s owners later discovered some of his stolen goods being offered on eBay. When he bought back some of his cards, he discovered that the vendor was a man from West Valley City. The owner informed the police that he thought Mingura was accountable based on his study.

The warrant claims that the same individual is responsible for the break-ins at Galaxy of Games in West Jordan and DC Cards in Bountiful. South Jordan police located Minguara on Wednesday, and he was interrogated.

According to the affidavit, he allegedly admitted to stealing playing cards from Sandy, South Jordan, West Jordan, and Bountiful. The affidavit claims that when the officer inquired about Julian’s plans for the trading cards, Julian replied that he would sell them on eBay to make some more cash.

Some of the lost trading cards, along with a BB gun and a ski mask thought to have been used in the break-ins, were found by police. Mingura has a long history of larceny and drug-related crimes, according to court documents.