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Q: Oakland A's theft ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Oakland A's theft
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: bonron13-ga
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Posted: 27 Apr 2006 16:40 PDT
Expires: 27 May 2006 16:40 PDT
Question ID: 723512
More than a few years ago I recall a news item regarding a major heist
of the week-end gate of the Oakland A's. It was amazing how much money
was left over the week-end. I am interested in the date and details of
this theft.
Subject: Re: Oakland A's theft
Answered By: juggler-ga on 28 Apr 2006 02:24 PDT

The heist occurred on Sunday, July 21, 1991, when concessions manager
Thomas E. Hagins made off with $773,000 in cash from a safe at the
Oakland Coliseum.  A lot of cash was on hand because the A's had just
finished a heavily attended weekend series against the New York
Yankees. Hagins was captured a few days later in Dallas, Texas.  He
was flown back to Oakland where he pleaded guilty to grand theft.

If you'd like to retrieve some newspaper articles about the matter,
enter "thomas e. hagins" (with the quotation marks) in the search box
on this Newsbank page:

search strategy:
newspaper database:
oakland coliseum heist
"thomas e hagins"

I hope this helps. If anything is unclear, please let me know via the
"request clarification" feature.
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