Nearly $100k Stolen From Former Raptors Star Carter

Nearly $100,000 has been taken from the home of former Toronto Raptors player Vince Carter.

The burglary took place in Carter’s Atlanta home at the weekend, with two guns and more than $16,000 recovered later outside the 10,000-square-foot (900-square metre) home in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood.

According to reports, Carter’s wife Sondi Carter, was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises around 11:50 p.m. Sunday. She hid in a closet with her two children, called 911 and texted neighbourhood patrol. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a neighborhood patrol officer was the first law enforcement to arrive and saw a man fleeing in a black SUV but was unable to catch him.

Police said a front window on the main house had been smashed but no one was hurt in the incident. Outside, officers found “a large amount of $100 bills spilled on the ground,” along with a gold Desert Eagle pistol and a black Glock 26 pistol with an extended magazine, the report said. The Desert Eagle belonged to Carter, but investigators believe the Glock was carried by the suspect, the incident report said.

A gate at the top of the stairs had been broken off its hinges and Carter’s wife said she could hear rummaging around in various rooms.

Police have not publicly identified a suspect, but a fingerprint from the suspect was collected from the scene, according to the report.

The 45-year-old, who played 22 seasons in the NBA before retiring in 2020, bought the home for nearly $7 million in August of that year, property records show.

Carter played for the Raptors between 1998 and 2004.

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