Cents-less Heist! At Least 10 Males Steal 2 Million Dimes From Unsecured Truck At Philadelphia Walmart: Cops
Thieves made off with $200,000 worth of dimes after breaking into an unsecured truck left in a Philadelphia Walmart parking lot, according to authorities.
Around 6:00 a.m. on April 13, officers responded to a Walmart in Philadelphia regarding a report of an unmarked trailer that was broken into overnight, WPSG-TV reported.
Police said the trailer contained $750,000 worth of dimes and the suspected thieves took 2 million dimes from the truck, which equates to $200,000, WPSG stated.
According to WPSG, the driver reportedly picked up the coins from the Philadelphia Mint in Oil City on April 12. The truck driver then left the vehicle in the Walmart parking lot because he wanted to sleep before driving the money to Florida.
Officials said it’s not clear if the driver will face any charges.
Dimes were scattered on the ground next to the truck. Capt. Jason Smith told WPSG, "There’s been a lot of cargo thefts here and there in Northeast Philly and South Philadelphia over the ensuing months where we've had lamb, chicken, TVs, refrigerators, etc. taken."
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Officers believe the suspects, a group of “10 or more males,” got away in a white Chrysler 300 with tinted windows and a dark-colored pickup truck, WPSG reported. The suspects were also seen wearing all black and gray sweatshirts.
No one has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.
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