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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) -— A Florida man is reaching out to the comic-collecting community, hoping to reclaim nearly 450 valuable comic books that were recently stolen.

The Sun Sentinel reports that Randy Lawrence posted on social media last week that his registered Batman and Detective Comics collection valued at $1.4 million was stolen from an air-conditioned storage unit in Boca Raton.

Lawrence is asking other collectors to keep an eye out for anyone trying to sell his stolen comics. He says they’re registered with the Certified Guaranty Company, a comic book grading service, and the size and rarity of the collection should make its source obvious.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the break-in that occurred sometime between Nov. 28 and Jan. 8. A report says the storage facility management was reviewing surveillance videos.

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