The Atlanta Police Department responded to a call about a burglary at former NBA star Vince Carter’s mansion around 11:50 p.m. Sunday. No one was hurt, but the robber took about $100,000 in cash. police report released Wednesday.
On the way to the site, the officer on duty reported seeing an unidentified man in black clothes running away from the house. A patrol officer saw a black SUV picking up a suspect, but he was not apprehended.
According to the police report, a window at the front of the house was smashed and “large amounts of $100 bills” were scattered on the ground. These accounts totaled only $16,100 of the missing cash. Also found at the scene were a gold Desert Eagle pistol owned by Carter and a black Glock 26 pistol with an enlarged magazine that investigators believed belonged to the suspect. The firearms were slaughtered by ACIC, but no records were found.
Carter’s wife, Sondi Carter, was the person who dialed 911. The report says she and her sons hid in a bedroom closet while they heard unknown suspects rummaging through their belongings in the upstairs rooms. The report says that several rooms were in disarray. The gate at the top of the stairs had also been blown off its hinges.
While the Atlanta Police Department has yet to publicly identify the suspect, the report says at least one fingerprint was taken from the crime scene.
Carter played 22 NBA seasons, playing eight All-Star teams and two All-Star teams before retiring in 2020. He currently works as an NBA analyst for ESPN.