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Employee Accused of Stealing $49,000 in Comic Books

A former employee of Mile High Comics faces burglary and theft charges for allegedly stealing $49,000 worth of comic books from the store. Francisco Ysidro Ruiz, 39, was charged Tuesday with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of theft in connection with the crime, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

On May 27, Denver Police responded to a burglary call at Mile High Comics, 4600 N. Jason St., after someone broke through the back door and broke a glass display case that housed high-value comic books. The burglar cut himself while breaking the display and left a trail of blood through the store, which he attempted to clean with Windex and toilet bowl cleaner.

The thief took 15 comics, including a signed Spiderman comic book and a rare Avengers edition. One missing book, a Justice League first edition, was worth $15,000, store manager William Moulton said… The Denver Post

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