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:
- a one-ounce Gold Maple Leaf coin;
- three packs of Maplegram25 gold coins containing 75 Gold Maple Leaf coins altogether;
- one 1994-dated $200 “Anne of Green Gables” 24-karat gold coin;
- 500 2012-dated Silver Maple Leaf coins;
- one 50-gram gold Valcambi CombiBar (one-gram squares);
- one 100-gram silver Valcambi CombiBar (one-gram squares); and
- two Ron Paul one-ounce silver coins.
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.