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April 17, 2013

Burglar steals antique coins, large bag of pennies

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in solving the burglary of numerous rare coins.

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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