By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……
Investigators with the Medina, Minnesota police department are investigating a burglary where someone entered a residence and stole more than $27,000 worth of uncirculated Presidential dollar and Kennedy half dollar coins. The dollars were 2007-2017 and the halves were from 2000-2017.
Anyone with information contact Investigator Kevin Boecker of the Medina Police Department, (763) 473-8851 (Desk).
Coin Shop Burglary
A break-in recently occurred at California Numismatic Funding in Vista, California. Suspects entered the building and took a large number of bulk coins in canvas bags imprinted with “CALIFORNIA NUMISMATIC FUNDING”.
Additional items stolen include the following:
- A large box of capital plastic proof sets and older mint sets in flat packs
- A banker box of foreign proof sets
- Ike dollars
- A massive bag of French centimes
- Silver bullion USVI ingots, movie silver bullion, misc. rarities & mint products
A more detailed list is being compiled, along with photos of suspects.
The subject listed below has written over 100 bad checks according to Wells Fargo Bank. They are generally targeting coin and antique shops. The suspect passed a check at a coin shop in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Name on the check: Jessica Bivins; Helena, MT
The following is a link to a PDF list of notes stolen at the Valkenburg Show April 3-8, 2018:
Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo, Florida are investigating the following case.
In Clearwater, Florida on April 24, 2018 at 1154 hours, a victim reported that her (2) UPS packages containing (70) American Eagle Gold Coins, valued at $99,050 USD, were never delivered. UPS showed that they delivered the (2) packages on the same date. However, the driver was intentionally stopped at the entrance to the victim’s mobile home park. The suspect told the UPS driver that “he [the driver] had two packages for him to be delivered to a particular lot number”. The UPS driver verified the victim’s correct address on the suspected fake driver’s license that was provided by the suspect. The suspect signed for the packages and left.
The suspect is a black male, in his 30s, tall and slender, calm demeanor, dark blue or black scrubs, gold necklace, white socks with black sandals. Possible tattoo on his arm and on right hand. There was a second suspect of unknown description who remained inside of the vehicle.
Suspect vehicle – 2003-2005 Blue Dodge Neon, four-door, unknown tag. The UPS driver remembers seeing the vehicle as he pulled in, therefore the suspect appeared to be waiting for him.
Contact Detective Jennifer Zinge at (727) 580-3775 if you have any information. Reference Case # SO18-122174.
Silver Bar Theft
Investigators with the Chelan, Washington Sheriff’s Department are investigating the theft of 49-100 ounce silver bars from a residence. The bars were a mixture of Sunshine and J&M. Chelan County includes the towns of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Lucerne and Winton.
The only information being provided at this time is that there were three possible suspects, possibly driving a black Escalade or black expedition. One of the suspects may have ties to individuals in southern California.
Please contact the Numismatic Crime Information Center’s Doug Davis if you have any questions or information about any of the cases above. You can reach him at (817) 723-7231, or email him at [email protected].
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