$41K in coins & bars stolen from Niagara Falls home

A pair of break-and-enter thieves stole dozens of bullion coins and bars worth $41,000 from a home in Niagara Falls, Ont., in late November.

Two months later, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) publicly reported the theft asking for public assistance.

The stolen items include eight one-ounce gold bars plus five 10-ounce silver bars issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.

After smashing a glass door, the suspects entered the home in the Mountain Road and January Drive area at 5:35 p.m. on Nov. 27. The thieves then found a safe and forced it open before stealing the gold, silver and platinum coins and bars. The stolen items include eight one-ounce gold bars plus five 10-ounce silver bars issued by the Royal Canadian Mint; 10 one-ounce and two 10-ounce “Buffalo” silver bars issued by SilverTowne, an Indiana-based dealer; and two one-ounce “Buffalo” gold coins plus five one-ounce “American Eagle” platinum coins, all issued by the U.S. Mint.

The ongoing investigation has been assigned to detectives with the NRPS 2 District Street Crime Unit. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at 1-905-688-4111 (ext. 1008454).

The theft also included 10 one-ounce and two 10-ounce “Buffalo” silver bars issued by SilverTowne, an Indiana-based dealer.

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