By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……
Stolen Gold Coins-Coin Shop
On May 10,2019 two suspects, male and female, entered Willard Coin Exchange in Mansfield, Ohio and requested to see gold coins from a showcase. While the male suspect looked at the gold, the female browsed in the shop. Both suspects spoke in what was described as a Spanish-sounding language.
After looking at the gold coins, the male suspect joined the female and they continued to walk throughout the shop. During this time, the store became busy and after the suspects left video footage showed the suspects gaining entry into the gold showcase and removing over $60-70,000 in gold coins slabbed and raw.
A partial listing of stolen coins:
- 1808 US $5 Gold PCGS AU58 #36273582
- 1801 US $10 Gold PCGS AU details #35058963
- Misc US and Foreign gold raw (2×2’s) and slabbed
NCIC is reviewing the footage in an attempt to identify the suspects. The two suspects may have been traveling from shop to shop in Ohio and surrounding states.
Postal Inspectors Request Assistance
California Postal Inspectors are attempting to locate any dealer who may have had contact or done business with the following male subject:
Lives in Long Beach, CA and works in Redondo Beach, CA. Subject often travels to Bayonne, New Jersey.
Theft Suspect Identified
On May 15, 2019, the subject pictured below entered a coin shop in Lakeland, Florida and bought three gold coins with cash. During the transaction, the suspect requested to re-count the cash and the employee allowed him to do so. However, after leaving the shop the cash was re-counted again and found to be $2,700 short.
NCIC working with European Law Enforcement partners have identified the suspect as Leonard Skovec.
Burglary at Rum River Coin
Investigators are investigating the smash and grab burglary of Rum River Coin in Anoka, Minnesota.
Coins were in 2×2 holders and labeled as pictured:
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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