Fleeing Thieves Drop Safe and Star Wars Toys


greedoThieves with questionable taste have struck again, as a glance at the Star Wars crime blotter reveals:

FREMONT — Apparently they were not fans of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker or R2-D2.

Nearly 70 collectible Star Wars action figures were strewn about the Glenmoor neighborhood Friday morning when thieves dropped a 5-foot safe off the back of their truck and left it in the middle of the road, Detective Bill Veteran said.

Police on Friday still were trying to determine who owned the safe and how it got to Lombard Street, the detective said. The safe looked like it had been pried open and dumped by thieves, Veteran said.

Police report a man found the damaged safe on the street and several boxes of action figures strewn about.

The figures were sealed in their original packages, and are believed to have been stored inside the safe.

Because the safe — which was so large that it took a tow truck to remove it from the street — appeared to have been forced open, authorities believe there may have been other valuables inside.

No word if the perps were hired by a crime boss. But if they were, I’d be really worried if I were them. The crime boss has no use for burglars who drop their shipments at the first sign of cops.

The Argus via Toy Bender


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