J.K. Rowling pleads with fans not to buy stolen, handwritten Harry Potter prequel

Police are asking the public for help after a rare Harry Potter prequel handwritten by series author J.K. Rowling was stolen in a robbery in the UK.

The 800 word manuscript – written on two sides of a postcard – was intended for charity and later sold at auction in 2008 for £25,000, or about $32,000, according to CNN.

The robbery took place in Kings Heath, Birmingham.

“The only people who will buy this unique piece are true Harry Potter fans. We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale, to contact police,” said Investigating Officer PC Paul Jauncey.

The story is reported to feature Harry’s father James Potter and godfather Sirius Black in their younger years. The duo have an altercation with police following a high speed motorcycle chase and use magic to escape.

Rowling pleaded with Harry Potter fans to not buy the item if they are offered.

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