Perkasie Police search for $30,000 stolen coin collection
A coin collection worth nearly $30,000 is gone after thieves ransacked an auction house in Sellersville, Bucks County.
The Perkasie Borough Police Department said two men were able to pry into the Sellersville Auction House on November 10.
According to police, the two men bagged up the coins in pillowcases. Stolen coins include Civil War tokens and modern mint pieces, according to police.
"An extremely large collection of multiple people. A rare occurrence, but it was an extremely valuable collection, a large quantity," said Detective Sgt. Russ Closs with the Perkasie Borough Police Department.
Investigators found coins scattered around the area soon after the incident.
Police said the thieves showed interest in the coins just days before the Sellersville Auction House was hit.
"An employee recognized the stature of the guy, being stocky, the walk. He went back to the surveillance and got footage of a guy that was in the building earlier in the weekend to look at the coins and the saddle," Closs said.
Police said the robbers also walked off with a custom made "Chief Deluxe" parade horse saddle, worth nearly $10,000.
"A parade saddle, a custom show piece for a horse. Only the saddle was taken and it would be really unusual to have a saddle without the rest of the accessories," Closs said.
Police said the entire raid lasted just five minutes. Police believe the two men may be driving a dark green late 80's to early 90's Saab.
Anyone with information should call Perkasie Borough Police at 215 257 6876 to leave an anonymous tip. You can also email information to firstname.lastname@example.org