$30K coin collection sought by police

The Calgary Police Service is asking the public for help with a residential break and enter that took place this February, when a $30,000 coin collection was stolen from a safe inside a detached garage.

Sometime between Feb. 21 at about 8 p.m. and the following morning at about  9 a.m., an unknown suspect or suspects gained entry into the garage located in the 3,000 block of 40 Street Southwest, according to police.

The resident noticed his safe was missing on Feb. 22 at about 9:50 a.m., when he left for work.

“The victim immediately noticed the missing safe and several items in the garage, while not missing, had allegedly been moved from their original place,” reads a statement issued by police this March.

$30,000 COLLECTION

Some of the missing pieces include the 2010 five-coin set, “75th Anniversary of the First Canadian Dollar Coin”; the 2017-dated $25 pure silver piedfort marking the 35th anniversary of Trivial Pursuit; and the 2007-dated $8 Fine silver square-holed coin highlighting Chinese history.

“Anyone who may have information about this break and enter or about the missing safe is asked to contact police,” reads the police statement. “Citizens and business owners who are looking to purchase collectible coins are asked to be on the lookout as well.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police by calling 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting calgarycrimestoppers.org using case number “CA19076076/5581.”

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