NCIS catches young baseball star stealing

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A star high school athlete is the chief suspect in a recent burglary at the United States Naval Academy that netted the thief gloves, bats, and spikes used by midshipmen, equipment that began appearing for sale on eBay shortly after it was stolen.

In search warrants unsealed this week, Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents identified Abe Batal, 18, as the individual auctioning off items taken during a mid-September burglary at Bishop Baseball Stadium on the Naval Academy grounds in Annapolis, Maryland. A recent NCIS raid at the home of Batal, who has not been arrested, recovered equipment stolen from the Navy baseball team.

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