News : 2006 : Spider-Man Robs Comic Book Store

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Peter Parker Again Sought For Questioning By Police

(CBS) LOS ANGELES With great power comes great responsibility... unless greed overcomes one's better spider-senses.

A robber wearing a Spider-Man mask was caught on surveillance video Tuesday stealing a set of rare comics from a store in Culver City, Calif. Among the issues stolen were Fantastic Four #1, X-Men #1, and the comic in which Spidey first appeared, Amazing Fantasy #15, valued at around $2,500 an issue.

The man walked into the shop around 11:30 a.m., but store employees thought nothing of a customer dressed in partial costume, reports KCBS-TV's Suzie Suh.

"He's wearing a Spider-Man mask, he must like super-heroes," said Alan Gardner of Dream World Comic Books.

While browsing the store, the man took out a hammer a smashed a glass display case housing some of the store's more expensive items. The villain grabbed several comics and fled on foot.

Store owners said they have store surveillance videos showing the same customer coming into the store on Sunday. Police are reviewing both sets of videotapes.

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