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Over $200K Worth of Comic Books Stolen from Macon Store

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Posted at 6:33 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 06:33:00-04

MACON, Ga. (AP) — More than $200,000 worth of rare comic books has been stolen from a Macon store.

Will Peavy, owner of Comics Plus, tells WMAZ-TV (http://on.wmaz.com/1ZxBZ0C) that someone broke into the store Wednesday night. The burglar used a crowbar to get in the front door, and then ripped out and cut wires to the alarm system.

Peavy says the burglar stole the store's safe containing $2,200 in cash and more than $200,000 worth of comic books.

The intruder took the first eight copies of "Justice League of America" from 1963. Peavy says the collection was "graded," or authenticated, and has a value of about $100,000.

Also taken were the first 20 issues of "X-Men," also graded and with a six figure value.