Tuesday, 07.04.2020

Tag: Crime

Bizarre Burglary in Belgium

No, for once it’s not about millions: less than a month ago, three thieves broke into the Royal Belgian Mint. Two of them were arrested, the third man managed to escape with the loot: he stole 5 kilos of decoined euros.

Coins Stolen After the Long Beach Coin Show

The Long Beach Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary that happened after leaving the Long Beach Coin Show in February resulting in the loss of ancient coins. Find descriptions and photos of the stolen coins here.

Theft in Sovana: Lists of Stolen Coins Have Been Published

News in the case of the missing Sovana hoard which was stolen from a museum in Sovana, Tuscany, November 2019: Here you can find lists with photos of the stolen coins.

Brazen Burglary in the Berlin Memorial Church – Orders and Medals Stolen

Another bold break-in at a Berlin cultural institution: During a burglary at the Memorial Church the perpetrators stole medals and orders. Here you can find descriptions and pictures. Are there any links to the raids in Berlin and Dresden?

Counterfeit Coins Importer Sentenced to 10 1/2 Years in Prison

A US federal court judge in Camden, New Jersey has sentenced an admitted counterfeit coins importer to 10 1/2 years in prison. The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation alerted and assisted the investigators.

Roman Gold Jewels With Postumus Coins Missing From France’s National Library

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has reported missing three pendants with gold coins of the Roman emperor Postumus. They had been stored in a secured stock. The police investigate.

Complete Inventory of Currency Dealer Stolen

A dealer’s nightmare has come true: A US currency dealer has lost nearly his entire inventory at a vehicle burglary. Most of the material was obsoletes.

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.
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