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The statue of Robinson was stolen from a Wichita, Kansas park back in January Ricky Alderete, 45, has been charged with multiple counts including felony theft DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news 

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A man has been charged in the theft of a statue depicting pioneering baseball player Jackie Robinson, police said on Tuesday, adding that they believe the incident was not motivated by hate but rather financial gain.

The life-size bronze of Robinson, who in 1947 became the first Black man to play in Major League Baseball, was stolen from a Wichita, Kansas park in January and parts of it were later found burned and in a trash can.

Only the statue's feet were left at McAdams Park; where roughly 600 children play in a youth baseball league called League 42, which is named after Robinson's uniform number with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

It was during his time in Brooklyn when the baseball icon broke MLB's color barrier.

One month on from the incident, Ricky Alderete, 45, has been hit with four criminal charges of felony theft (value over $25,000), aggravated criminal damage to

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