Burglar steals antique coins, large bag of pennies
04/17/2013 3:06 PM
04/17/2013 3:08 PM
Authorities are seeking the public’s help in solving the burglary of numerous rare coins.
Someone broke into a house early Monday afternoon just west of Derby and stole coins worth nearly $42,000, Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Mattingly said. The break-in occurred between 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of East 83rd Street South.
Among the items taken were antique coins valued at $40,000 and a bag of pennies worth an estimated $1,200.
“That’s an awful lot of pennies,” Mattingly said.
Also taken were an antique shotgun and five briefcases, Mattingly said. The antique coins were stored in the briefcases.
“They’re not just a couple of silver dollars,” Mattingly said. “They’re something special.”
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