A pair of Columbian nationals have been arrested and charged for stealing nearly half a million dollars worth of numismatic material from a Vancouver dealer this March. On March 1, after leaving the Calgary Spring Coin Show & Money Fair, dealer Joe Iorio was checking in at the Calgary Airport when his bags were stolen. Altogether, a total of $430,310 worth of coins, paper money and bullion was stolen from Iorio, who’s the owner of J&M Coin & Jewellery. “I am still unclear how the accused initially identified Mr. Iorio as a victim,” said Detective Phil Hunt, of the Calgary Police Service, which worked alongside the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on the nearly three-month inter-provincial investigation. Continue reading →
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