Thursday, 14.11.2019

Tag: Crime

Robbery in Colombia

An important collection of Colombian coins was robbed recently. Find here an overview of the stolen coins.

Alert News: Residential Burglary

On 2 November 2019, coins were stolen during a residential burglary in Colorado Springs, CO. The victim was Kenneth Bressett, renowned US numismatist who was senior editor of the Red Book for many years. Find here a summary of the stolen objects.

A Robbery in a Coin Store – You Can Be There Too!

In Silver Spring, a coin store was robbed on 17 September 2019 – unfortunately, that is nothing unusual in today’s world. What is special about this robbery is the fact that surveillance cameras filmed every detail of the robber’s actions.

Why There Is Still No Verdict in the Trial of the Stolen 100-Kilogram Maple...

In 2017, a 100-kilogram Maple Leaf was stolen from the Bode Museum – the trial against the accused appears to be just as gigantic as the gold coin itself. Two and a half years later, the investigation is still ongoing. But why is it so difficult to reach a verdict?

Good News after Vehicle Burglary in California

A collector lost approximately $60,000 in rare coins stolen from his car in August. Now most of them have been recovered. A suspect had offered them to coin dealers who informed the police. This is a striking proof for a basic fact: Early warning systems among coin dealers are really efficient.

Robbery in Wild West-Style

About $2.5 million worth of gold coins and watches were stolen from the Mexican Mint. The armed robbers entered the shop of the Mint Museum in Mexico City at gunpoint and carried their haul away in a trolley case.

The British Numismatic Trade Association warns of fraudulent trio

A fraudulent trio, that specifically targets numismatic dealerships, currently travels through Great Britain. They specialize in bullion coins and claim to need them for the manufacture of jewelry.

Sixbid informs about fraud attempts to bidders

The world’s largest auction platform for coins, Sixbid, informs its users that scammers send fake invoices to Sixbid bidders. These are easy to unmask as soon as you know what to look for. Sixbid asks anyone who has received such an email, to forward it to Sixbid to help criminal prosecution.

Armed robbery at Hallenbeck Coin Gallery

On Friday, 3 May 2019, an armed man attacked Hallenbeck Coin Gallery, a numismatic dealership in Colorado Springs. There’s still no trace of the robber.

Michigan Coin Shop Up in Flames

A case of burglary and arson are currently investigated in the small town of Tecumseh, Michigan. The store Tecumseh Coins was completely destroyed by the flames and the coin safes inside were found opened. Did the burglars deliberately set the store on fire to cover up their tracks?
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