Sun, 29 Mar 2020

Reports: Man in custody after alleged Iverson jewelry theft

Field Level Media
29 Jan 2020, 06:55 GMT+10

Philadelphia police said a man turned himself in in connection to the theft of a backpack that reportedly contained $500,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Hall of Fame member Allen Iverson, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Police are withholding the name of the man because he hasn't been formally charged.

The alleged theft took place Monday morning at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police initially released a surveillance video of the suspect, who was described as a slim, 6-foot man about 20 years old.

Iverson, 44, played 14 seasons in the NBA, most of them with the Philadelphia 76ers. He also played with the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies.

A former NBA Most Valuable Player and an 11-time All-Star, Iverson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

--Field Level Media

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