Police: 3 men accused of $250K comic book theft in Shelton

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Three men are accused of stealing $250,000 worth of rare comic books in Shelton.

Police say the men stole the collection of 500 rare books from a storage unit in Shelton back in July of last year.

They were able to track the men down after they sold part of the stolen collection to a comic book store in New Haven.

James Wadsworth Sr., 49, of Ansonia, 30-year-old James Wadsworth Jr., of Ansonia, and 32-year-old Saul Salazar, of Shelton, were all arrested Tuesday by Shelton police.

The men all face larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny charges, and were held on $50,000 bond.

They were arraigned in Derby Superior Court.

Police say they recovered all of the stolen comic books, and even those that were not sold to the store in New Haven.

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