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Two pistols and more than $16,000 were later found near the house, which is a small part of the money Carter says he keeps in a bag in his closet.

Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter (15) drives into the basket against Orlando Magic defenseman Michael Carter-Williams (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Florida on April 5, 2019. Phelan M. Ebenhak/AP Photo, File

ATLANTA (AP). About $100,000 in cash was stolen in a weekend burglary at the home of former NBA player Vince Carter in Atlanta, according to an incident report released Wednesday by Atlanta police.

Later, two handguns and over $16,000 were found near a 10,000-square-foot (900-square-meter) home in Atlanta’s wealthy Buckhead neighborhood. Carter told police the money returned was a small portion of $100,000 in cash he kept in a bag in his closet, the report said.

According to the report, Carter’s wife, Sondi Carter, was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises around 11:50 pm Sunday. They hid in a closet and she called 911 and then texted her neighborhood patrol. Local patrol officer who arrived first from law enforcement saw a man fleeing in a black SUV, but could not catch him, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. informed.

Neither Sondi Carter nor her children were hurt, but police said the front window of the main house was smashed. Outside, officers found “a large number of $100 bills scattered on the ground,” as well as a gold Desert Eagle handgun and a black Glock 26 handgun with an extended magazine, the report said. The Desert Eagle belonged to Carter, but investigators believe the suspect had the Glock, the incident report says.

Carter later told police that while in the closet, she heard someone rummaging through the various rooms upstairs. According to the report, several rooms were in disarray, and the gate at the top of the stairs had been blown off its hinges.

Fulton County property records show the home, built in 2016, belongs to Vince Carter, who played 22 seasons in the NBA before retiring with the Hawks in 2020. Carter bought a house that covers almost one and a half acres (0.6 m²). hectares) of land worth nearly $7 million in August 2020, property records show.

The property listing describes the property as a “family complex” with “state of the art home security” including 16 security cameras. A fence also surrounds the house, including an electronic gate in the driveway.

The police did not publicly identify the suspect, but the incident report states that the suspect’s fingerprints were taken from the scene.

Carter, who is now an NBA analyst for ESPN, did not respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment.

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