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A man has been arrested after attempting to sell Pokémon cards back to the very same trading card store he robbed just one month prior.

On August 9th, 2022, shortly before midnight, a trading card store in Bellingham, Washington, reported that around $20,000 worth of Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering cards had been stolen after the suspect - Myles Vaughn Pajnogac - had entered the premises by smashing through the front door.

Rather bizarrely, however, the suspect then later returned to the very same store and attempted to sell the merchandise back to the owners. A store employee reportedly recognised Pajnogac and confronted him regarding the theft, however Pajnogac became hostile and said “I’ll rob you again (expletive)".

Pajnogac abruptly left the store, but left the stolen goods on the counter, after which the store owners were able to identify them as the very same cards Pajnogac had previously stolen. After providing photographic evidence to the Bellingham Police Department, Pajnogac was subsequently arrested and booked on suspicion of first-degree malicious mischief, second-degree burglary, first-degree theft, second-degree possession of stolen property, and first-degree trafficking. He has since been released on his own recognizance.

Police found fentanyl and methamphetamine in Pajnogac's possession along with more stolen Pokémon cards. It's now been reported that around $8,000 worth of the stolen goods have been successfully recovered. It's a start, at least!

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[source bellinghamherald.com, via gamerant.com]