Volume 61 – #20

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Volume 61#20

January 2 – January 15, 2024

A January robbery at London Gold Buyer, a dealer store in London, Ont., sent owner Daniel Loewith to the hospital for nearly nine months. A member of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers, Loewith was placed in an induced coma for several weeks and has undergone 34 minor procedures plus four major surgeries.

London dealer back at store after violent robbery

After nearly nine months in the hospital, including several weeks in an induced coma, an Ontario dealer has returned to work with no fears about the violent robbery that sent him there. On the morning of Jan. 5, four Toronto men entered London Gold Buyer in London, Ont., where one of them shot owner Daniel Loewith, 54, and assaulted a female employee with a sledgehammer. While no customers were in the store during the robbery, Loewith – a member of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND) – was transported to the hospital, where he was listed in “serious but non-life-threatening condition,” according to the London Police Service (LPS). He was placed in an induced coma the weekend after the robbery as he underwent his first of 38 procedures, including four major surgeries. Before his release on Sept. 9, he also had two rounds of dialysis for kidney failure, constant one-on-one nursing care plus regular physiotherapy, occupational therapy and respiratory therapy. For four of those months, Loewith remained on life support. “I’m decent, but I still have some respiratory issues that I’m told will probably last up to a year,” Loewith said in mid-November while sitting in his London office, where he was shot 11 months earlier. Continue reading →

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