An unidentified man allegedly stormed into a card business in Forest Lake, Minnesota, and stole $250,000 in Pokemon cards and cash.

According to a preliminary report from KARE 11, the incident occurred on Feb. 10 at 12 a.m.

The shop, Punch Out Gaming, said the thief fled the scene and grabbed several expensive Pokemon cards worth thousands of dollars.

The shop in the article used to purchase and sell Pokemon cards and even video games over the internet. Customers were told that it was a "mom and pop" store. Most notably, the store is well-known for its extensive collection of Pokemon cards.

It's natural why individuals want to get their hands on such a precious treasure. People may resort to stealing these cards instantly as demand for them continues to rise due to scalpers. However, this isn't a good enough reason to steal items you don't own.

Kotaku reported that the man gained access to the store by breaking a sidewall in the back. He had already gained access to the door leading to Punch Out Gaming from there.

Infiltrating the storage room, he made a small hole in the wall. According to the camera, the burglar spent two hours obtaining all of the Pokemon cards he need.

Furthermore, the Pokemon card thief did not unlock any of the store's doors. He also didn't set off any alarms that would have alerted the owners to his presence.

In an interview with KARE 11, shop owner Jason Peterson confessed that seeing the man take all of their Pokemon cards and other associated stuff left him feeling "numb."

Meanwhile, co-owner Eric Johnson told Fox 9 that the burglar probably had an accomplice who assisted him in the heist. Several crates had been moved for a short time, he saw.

Johnson said he started crying when he realized how much money, goods, and time they put into the business.

Since distributors don't have any, he said won't reclaim this merchandise. Johnson said he couldn't replace the items anymore, even with the insurance money.

More customers came out to Punch Out Gaming, expressing their want to assist them. The card business stated that it is looking forward to getting back on track after the unfortunate incident.

The suspect's face was clearly captured on CCTV at the card store. You can contact the owners at (651) 464-9820 if you recognize the person. If you know where the robber is, you can also contact the Forest Lake Police Department for more information.

Cards are seen for a beginners' clinic during the first day of the 2019 Pokemon World Championships at the Washington Convention Center August 16, 2019, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

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