Man allegedly stole nearly $100k worth of items used to raise money for Make-A-Wish

AUSTIN - A man is accused of breaking into a North Austin public storage facility and stealing thousands of dollars worth of sports memorabilia, which the owner claims he often used to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation in Central and South Texas.

Brian Christopher Sammon, 42, was identified as the suspect in the theft incident.

Police said they were called out to the 8101 block of North Lamar Boulevard on July 12, 2016. The victim informed police that his personal collection of several hundred autographed sports memorabilia were stolen from his storage unit. Using eBay, the victim estimated $94,000 worth of his possessions were stolen. 

A forensic investigation lead authorities to Sammon, who's record shows at least eight previous convictions for theft. Sammon was a stranger to the victim and was not an employee of the storage facility, police said.

Police issued a warrant for Sammon's arrest charging him with third-degree felony theft. As of June 20, Travis County records do not indicate that he has been arrested.

Editors Note: A previous version of this story stated that Sammon was arrested. This story is updated to reflect that there is solely a warrant issued for his capture.

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