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.
Help us catch the burglar(s) who stole 33 autographed Hall of Fame baseballs from @DonandCharlies1 . There is an 11K reward for information helping to solve the case. Call @SilentwitnessAZ at 480-(W-I-T-N-E-S-S). #MLB #HallOfFame pic.twitter.com/tBZN8qL2oU— ScottsdalePD (@ScottsdalePD) March 29, 2019
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.