On Friday, a katana sword was stolen from a card shop in Anchorage, Alaska, by a burglar dressed up like a ninja. The burglar was not as stealthy as an actual ninja, though, as the culprit was caught on the shop’s security cameras, breaking in and stealing the katana sword.
CBS affiliate KTVA reported that the burglar, who was dressed up like a ninja, entered the Spenard Bosco’s, the Anchorage, Alaska, card shop, after it closed for business on Friday. The shop’s security cameras showed the burglar leaving with a katana sword, which is a curved, Japanese-style sword. That item was, apparently the reason the burglar broke into the store.
According to Today Online, Erich Helmick, an employee of the Spenard Bosco’s card shop, said that the store’s inventory is being verified to see if anything else is missing. So far, Helmick said that it appears as though the sword is the only item missing.
According to KTVA, Helmick said the “point of entry” into the card shop that the burglar used had been “damaged,” but he did not say anything more about how the suspect had gained entry into the store because of “security reasons.” Helmick said the only thing they could positively identify on the video, that had been taken from the card shop, was the sword.
Helmick wrote in an email that one of the first priorities of the card shop on Saturday morning was to repair the damage the burglar had caused to the point of entry. It was fixed within a few hours.
Helmick complimented the Anchorage Police Department for arriving quickly, and said they were professional. Helmick added that it was fun watching the police “on the video footage go about what must have been a very hair-raising task.”
Police officers from the Anchorage Police Department responded to the Spenard Bosco’s in response to the break-in by a burglar dressed up like a ninja, who stole a katana sword. Helmick confirmed that a report has been filed with the police department, but there has not been any arrests made yet in connection with the theft. Police are asking anybody who has information about the break-in to call the police department. Anyone who has information can call the Anchorage Police Department directly at 907-786-8900.
By John Samuels
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