Coin collection worth $25k stolen from Parksville, B.C. residence

Late August theft nets coin collection worth $25,000: RCMP

An extensive coin and gun collection valued at more than $25,000 was stolen during a break and enter at a Parksville, B.C. residence this August.

On Sept. 23, the Oceanside Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) received a report of a residential break and enter that occurred sometime between Aug. 27 and  Aug. 29. The home—located in the 600 block of Forsyth Avenue—was under renovation and unoccupied at the time of the break in. Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the case.

In addition to two small safes containing bullion coins, the stolen items include two firearms (long guns), a micro crossbow, several air tools and a reciprocating saw.

The value of the coin collection is estimated at $25,000. The list of stolen coins includes:

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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