Some stolen Sampras memorabilia recoveredBy DPA, IANS
Sunday, December 19, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say that a handful of items stolen from Pete Sampras have been recovered in a city park.
Officials are keeping quiet on any details, but did say that they were alerted to the discovery of one unspecified trophy and three scrapbooks by a member of the public.
The 14-time Grand Slam winner revealed this month that a lifetime of tennis trophies were taken from two locked storage units in west Los Angeles where they were being stored during a change of home.
Nearly 100 trophies, including his first from the Australian Open, were taken in the unexplained heist. The Los Angeles Times said that police won’t comment on any leads they may have in the unusual crime.
Sampras said that he had not bothered to insure any of his stuff, since he was unsure of how to put a value on it. But one memorabilia expert told the Californian newspaper that the missing Australian Open trophy could be worth from $100,000 and up.