Man suspected in theft of Allen Iverson’s backpack containing $500K of jewelry surrenders

Man suspected in theft of Allen Iverson’s backpack containing $500K of jewelry surrenders
Police said surveillance video was helpful in finding the man accused of stealing Allen Iverson's backpack, which contained more than $500,000 worth of jewelry. (Philadelphia Police Department)

PHILADELPHIA — A man suspected of stealing $500,000 worth of jewelry from former NBA star Allen Iverson’s backpack surrendered to police late Monday, authorities said Tuesday.

According to Warminster Township Police Chief James Donnelly III, the 21-year-old man surrendered in the Bucks County suburb, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Police said they were assisted by a photo of the man captured by surveillance cameras at the Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square hotel, the newspaper reported.

The man is expected to be charged, WPVI reported. Police said they would not release his name because charges had not yet been filed, the Inquirer reported.

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Police said the theft occurred around 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to the newspaper. A police source said the man gave authorities a Rolex belonging to Iverson, then pointed officers to an apartment where the backpack and remaining jewelry were located, the Inquirer reported.