Two men face burglary and conspiracy charges after they allegedly tried to steal $8,800 worth of Beanie Babies from a mall after closing time.
Santos Samol Jr., 18, was found with bolt cutters last weekend at a kiosk at Monmouth Mall. Police said Samol had cut a lock and was trying to steal 16 of the stuffed animals.Police also arrested Phillip Falcetano, 25, who works at a hot dog stand in the mall. Officers found a box of Beanie Babies worth about $300 in his car.
Some Beanie Babies have skyrocketed in price since Ty Inc., of Oak Brook, Ill., introduced them in 1994.