In a release received by Numismatic News on May 13, The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has released the following information in an effort to assist a coin shop in recovering stolen coins.
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 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 show case and removing over $60,000-$70,000 in gold coins, slabbed and raw.
Partial listing of stolen coins:
1808 U.S. $5 Gold PCGS AU58 #36273582
1801 U.S. $10 Gold PCGS AU details #35058963
Miscellaneous U.S. and Foreign gold raw (2x2'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 the Ohio and surrounding States.
Anyone with information contact: Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or email Doug@numismaticcrimes.org
About NCIC: The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to serve as a national and international resource for collectors, dealers and law enforcement in the education, prevention and investigation of crimes involving coins, paper money, tokens, medals and related numismatic items.
NCIC disseminates current crime related issues to the numismatic industry and provides local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with the fundamental investigative techniques, knowledge and understanding to respond effectively to the complex challenges encountered during a numismatic crime.