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$11,000 reward for information offered to find stolen baseball memorabilia

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 19:55:54-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The owner of a Scottsdale sports bar have put up $10,000 of their own money to help find hundreds of thousands of dollars in baseball memorabilia that was stolen earlier this month.

Police say items, primarily autographed baseballs, worth up to $600,000, were stolen in a robbery at Don and Charlie's early Wednesday morning. At a news conference Friday afternoon, owner Don Carson said the incident was the first break-in at the bar since it opened nearly 40 years ago.

Carson's money is in addition to $1,000 offered through the Silent Witness program, bringing the total to $11,000.

The sports bar is set to close April 10 and will be redeveloped into a six-story hotel, according to plans filed with the City of Scottsdale.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. The reward is available to those who provide information that leads to an arrest.