Amid soaring Pokémon and Lego prices, thieves pull off a toy heist

Gotta catch 'em all! On September 10th, a group of thieves crashed a white van into a Dutch toy store and made off with an unknown quantity of goods. Pokémon and Lego, which have cult followings among kids and collectors alike, have become increasingly valuable. Some Pokemon cards can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

"According to a press release from Dutch police, the ram raid occurred at 9:30 PM local time Friday and targeted a branch of the Dutch toy store chain Intertoys in Voorburg, a town of 40,000 in the southwest of the Netherlands. 

Police, including a helicopter, chased after a white van only to later find out it was the wrong vehicle. Later in the night, they found the actual suspected van abandoned on a street in The Hague, a nearby city. 

The manager of the store told Dutch media that the thieves were out for the store's Pokémon and Lego collection."

Gabriel Geiger for Vice