Nearly $ 100,000 stolen from former Raptor Vince Carter’s home in Atlanta




Associated Press



Published Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 20:57 EDT





Last updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 20:57 EDT

ATLANTA (AP) – Nearly $ 100,000 in cash was taken in a weekend burglary at former NBA player Vince’s home in Atlanta Carteraccording to an incident report released Wednesday by Atlanta Police.

Two weapons and more than $ 16,000 were later found outside the 900-square-foot home in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead neighborhood. Carter told police the recovered money was a small portion of $ 100,000 in cash he kept in a bag in a locker, the report said.

According to the report, Carter‘s wife, Sondi Carter, was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises around 11.50pm on Sunday. They hid in a closet and she called 911 and then texted her neighborhood patrol. A neighborhood patrol officer, who was the first law enforcement officer to arrive, saw a man flee in a black SUV but was unable to catch him, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Neither does Sondi CarterHer children were not injured either, but police said a windshield on the main house had been smashed. Outside, officers found “a large amount of $ 100 banknotes spilled on the ground,” along with a gold Desert Eagle pistol and a black Glock 26 pistol with an extended magazine, the report said. The desert eagle belonged Carterbut investigators believe Glock was carried by the suspect, the incident report said.

While in the closet, Carter later told police she could hear someone rummaging through various rooms upstairs. According to the report, several rooms were in disarray and a gate at the top of the stairs had been broken by the hinges.

Fulton County property records show the home, built in 2016, is owned by Vince Carterwho played 22 seasons in the NBA before retiring with the Hawks in 2020. Carter bought the house, located on nearly one and a half acres (0.6 acres) of land for nearly $ 7 million in August 2020, property records show.

A property listing described the property as a “family complex” with “state of the art home security” that includes 16 enclosed security cameras. A fence also appears to encircle the house, including an electronic gate across the driveway.

Police have not publicly identified a suspect, but the incident report said a fingerprint of the suspect was collected from the scene.

Carterwho now works as an NBA analyst for ESPN, has not responded to requests for comment from the newspaper.

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