Hall of Fame autographed baseballs stolen from Scottsdale restaurant

Babe Ruth’s autographed baseball was one of the 34 stolen from Don & Charlie’s restaurant on March 27. (Submitted photo)

More than 30 baseballs donning the signatures of National Baseball Hall of Fame players were stolen from Scottsdale’s Don & Charlie’s restaurant in an overnight burglary, police officials say.

At approximately 2 a.m. on March 27, Scottsdale patrol officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm call at Don & Charlie’s restaurant, 7501 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale.

When officers arrived, they discovered that the front glass door had been smashed and 34 Hall of Fame autographed baseballs had been stolen from a trophy case, police officials say.

The following autographed baseballs, with an estimated value of $200,000 to $600,000, are missing: Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Bob Uecker, Eddie Mathews, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Willie Mays, Bob Feller, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Rod Carew, Al Kaline, Joe DiMaggio, Ralph Kiner, Harmon Killebrew, Robin Yount, Juan Marichal, Tom Seaver, Stan Musial, Sandy Koufax, Ernie Banks, Don Drysdale, Billy Williams, Enos Slaughter, Jim Palmer, Paul Molitor, Ryne Sandberg, Brooks Robinson, Lou Brock, Fergie Jenkins and Willie McCovey.

At this point in the ongoing investigation, there is not any suspect information or other details available to release, police officials say.

Anyone with information related to this case or encountering any of the listed items are encouraged to call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.

For anonymous tips, call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or visit the Silent Witness website atsilentwitness.org.

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