A handyman stole $239,000 in rare comic books and artwork from a New Jersey home he was repairing and after hawking a few items â€” including a $15,000 â€œDaredevilâ€ issue â€” spent the money on an Italian vacation, cops said Monday.
The theft happened in July when Francesco Bove, 64, of Brooklyn, was called in to repair an unoccupied home that had water damage from a burst pipe, Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon said.
The comic books had been in the basement in a box and were moved upstairs for safekeeping, the officer told The Post.
â€œHe was alone in there and obviously started looking through things,â€ Lamon said.
Bove allegedly made off with $239,000 in comics and memorabilia before selling some of the items and using the funds for a jaunt to Italy.
Authorities say he is back in New York and have issued a warrant for his arrest.