$30,000 Coin Collection Stolen from Home: Blotter

Several platinum and gold coins were stolen from a home in the 6400 block of W. 180th place. The coins are valued at approximately $30,000.

A resident lost $30,000 in valuable coins after someone broke into her home and made off with the coin collection. 

Police were called to a home in the 6400 block of W. 180th Place, after a resident reported a burglary Jan. 11. The victim told officers that approximately $30,000 in platinum and gold coins were stolen from their home while they were at work.

Police noted that the front door was open and there appeared to be pry marks on the door frame. Officers conducted a search of the house and found no suspects, but noticed muddy footprints throughout the home, with items strewn about.

The victim told police she left her home in the afternoon, and returned that evening to find the front door open. She told officers that all doors to the home were closed when she left for work.

The victim walked through the home and noted six American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins Proof Set boxes, containing four platinum coins each, and two American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins Proof Set boxes, containing 1 platinum coin each, and four gold coins, were all missing.

The victim said the items were valued at approximately $30,000.

The victim said that her deceased husband's son had an interest in the coins since his father's death and that he knew where the coins were located in the home. She also noted that the son knew of her work schedule for the day the coins were stolen.

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