A man in Dallas, Texas, identified as Charles James Pointer, was recently arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of Pokémon cards and was charged with multiple crimesincluding criminal conspiracy.
The 31-year-old thief was recently arrested by the Albany Police Department on suspicion of stealing at least $1,000 worth of cards. Reports indicate that another person helped him carry out the robbery.
The report published on the website of GamesRant indicates that it is alleged that Pointer and his accomplice threatened or used physical force against a victim to steal the cards.
According to the Albany Democrat-Herald, Pointer has been accused of second and third degree robbery, first degree robbery, hindering prosecution and two counts of criminal conspiracy.
Additionally, court documents detail that his role in the robbery was to leave his accomplice and help “secure or protect the proceeds of crime.” She has been appointed a defense attorney and His bail has been set at $50,000..
The cards of Pokémon, object of desire of the delinquents
The recent crime wave surrounding Pokémon cards has only gotten worse, especially as new lines of cards based on the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games have been announced.
The popularity of cards in this series in recent years is hard to ignore, as many are sought after by collectors, Pokémon Trading Card Game players, and those looking to sell valuable cards for a profit.
Since cards are often sold in packs or sets, large numbers of cards can be transported in a relatively small space.
This pattern of drawing or drawing cards has made things difficult for new players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, a game whose history dates back to the franchise’s first video games in 1996.