Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wichita police say thieves who broke into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame stole a replica of the America's Cup trophy.
The hall's executive director, Ted Hayes, says the theft occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday. There was reportedly no sign of forced entry.
The America's Cup replica, which was donated by Wichita businessman Bill Koch, is worth an estimated $50,000. Other sports memorabilia, including two footballs signed by Kansas All-American and NFL great Gayle Sayers, were also stolen.
Thieves also took a 50-inch television and miscellaneous computer equipment. Police said there was no sign of forced entry.
The value of the thefts was estimated at $52,700.
Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at (316) 267-2111
The hall is located in the Wichita Boathouse on the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.