Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu-SCANPIX
Credit AP Photo/Jeff Chiu-SCANPIX

Nearly $100,000 in cash was taken in a weekend burglary at the Atlanta home of former NBA player Vince Carter, according to an incident report released Wednesday by Atlanta Police.

Vince Carter

Vince  Carter
Position: SG, SF
Age: 45
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Birth place: Daytona Beach, United States of America

Two guns and more than $16,000 was recovered later outside the home, as police officers found "a large amount of $100 bills spilled on the ground."

Carter told police the recovered money was a small portion of $100,000 in cash he kept in a bag in a closet, the report said.

According to the report, Carter's wife, Sondi Carter, was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises around 11:50 p.m. Sunday. They hid in a closet and she called 911, then texted her neighborhood patrol.

A neighborhood patrol officer, who was the first law enforcement to arrive, saw a man fleeing in a black SUV but was unable to catch him, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

While in the closet, Carter later told police, she could hear someone rummaging through different rooms upstairs.

Police have not publicly identified a suspect, but the incident report said a fingerprint from the suspect was collected from the scene.

Vince Carter, who played 22 seasons in the NBA before retiring with the Hawks in 2020, bought the house for nearly $7 million in August 2020, property records show.

The 45-year-old Carter now works as an NBA analyst for ESPN.

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