Downtown Sudbury comic book shop Comics North has suffered yet another break-in. On Dec. 31, the store posted to Facebook that thieves made off with at least $10,000 worth of merchandise.
This marks the third time in as many months that the store has suffered a break-in.
Comics North owner Cal Abrams posted about the incident on De.c 31.
“I don’t even know what to say we’re completely sick about this. We were broken into again and this time they managed to walk away with over $10,000 worth of games, accessories and a Xbox One system,” the post reads.
The incident was captured on video and police are investigating, and the shop is asking anyone with information to share it with Greater Sudbury Police.
“This time this breakin hurt us. We’re so angry that this keeps happening,” Comics North posted. “We’re just trying to make a living, trying to help people enjoy and relive their childhood … and what do we get in return -- a kick in the face. Not only are we dealing with a lockdown, we’re now out costs of repair and lost merchandise.”
Back in November after suffering a second break-in, Abrams shared his frustration with Sudbury.com in a story about an increase in property crimes downtown.
Comics North’s customers have stepped up to help, however, and now three GoFundMe campaigns are running to help the store recoup some of its losses.
“People who know Cal know he’s too proud to ask for help,” Comics North posted about the campaigns. “We are not looking for handouts … but we’re so incredibly humbled that people want to help.
“Cal pours his heart and soul into this store, this store embodies who he is. We are passionate about what we do and we are always driving to bring more. We’re not going to quit. This won’t get us down, we’re going to fight to keep the nerdom alive!”