Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Harry Potter And The Stolen Prequel: Police Search For Story Thief

Harry Potter And The Stolen Prequel: Police Search For Story Thief

A rare handwritten Harry Potter prequel was stolen in the United Kingdom under some shady conditions.

Both Rowling and the police have asked fans to contact West Midlands Police or Crimestoppers for any tips or sightings of the unique postcard.

West Midlands Police said Friday that it was stolen, along with some jewelry, during a burglary in Birmingham, central England between April 13 and 24.

Containing 800 handwritten words, it was sold at a charity auction in 2008 for 25,000 pounds, or $32,200.

In the Tweet from the police, they pointed out that the prequel which was handwritten by JK Rowling had been purchased in order to raise money for charity.

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The novelist has insisted she is "not critical" of the Harry Potter author, 51, as she backtracked on her comparison between the latter and Kim Kardashian. To him, this entire thing is quite shocking and he can not believe someone would steal the handwritten prequel from his home while he was away on business.

The prequel was auctioned in hopes of boosting Dyslexia Action and English PEN, an advocacy group for free speech and human rights. Essentially, the author is making it clear that if one is a true Harry Potter fan and a fan of authors then reading or purchasing this stolen piece is not acceptable. With the high-dollar value of some of the other items that were stolen, the owner actually fears they might just throw it away.

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