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Nearly $100,000 stolen from former Raptors star Vince Carter’s home

Nearly $100,000 in cash was taken in a burglary last weekend at the Atlanta home of former NBA player Vince Carter, according to an incident report released by police on Wednesday. Atlanta.

Two guns and more than $16,000 were later recovered outside the 10,000 square foot (900 square meter) home in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead neighborhood. Carter told police the money recovered was a small portion of $100,000 in cash he kept in a bag in a closet, according to the report.

According to the report, Carter’s wife, Sondi Carter, was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises around 11:50 p.m. Sunday. They hid in a closet and she called 911, 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 couldn’t catch him, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. .

Neither Sondi Carter nor her children were injured, but police said a window in the main house was smashed. Outside, officers found “a large amount of spilled $100 bills on the floor,” along with a gold Desert Eagle pistol and a black Glock 26 pistol with an extended magazine, according to the report. The Desert Eagle belonged to Carter, but investigators believe the Glock was carried by the suspect, according to the incident report.

While in the closet, Carter later told police she could hear someone going through different rooms upstairs. According to the report, several rooms were messy and a door at the top of the stairs had been knocked off its hinges.

Fulton County property records show the home, built in 2016, is owned by Vince Carter, who played 22 seasons in the NBA before retiring with the Hawks in 2020. Carter purchased the home, which spans on nearly an acre and a half (.6 hectares) of land, for nearly $7 million as of August 2020, according to property records.

A property listing describes the property as a “family compound” with “state-of-the-art home security” that includes 16 closed-circuit 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 says a fingerprint of the suspect was taken at the scene.

Carter, who now works as an NBA analyst for ESPN, did not respond to requests for comment from the newspaper.

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