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J.K. Rowling's Handwritten Harry Potter Prequel Has Been Stolen

An 800-word, untitled Harry Potter prequel that author J.K. Rowling wrote by hand on a postcard has been stolen in a robbery that took place in the UK sometime last month. 

Rowling, who penned the story for a dyslexia charity, was said to feature Harry's father James Potter and his best friend Sirius Black in the story as they encounter two "muggle" policemen during a high-speed chase. 

The story was sold at a 2008 Sotheby's auction for roughly $32,000. 

"We are asking #HarryPotter fans to help share our appeal after a rare Harry Potter prequel by J.K. Rowling was stolen," the West Midlands police tweeted Friday morning. 

Meanwhile, Rowling herself tweeted, "PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS IF YOU'RE OFFERED IT."

Source: CNN