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$10k worth of coins stolen from Portage shop

Sample of the stolen coins from Portage DPS

PORTAGE, Mich. – Detectives are investigating the theft of over $10,000 worth of gold coins from a Portage store.

The theft took place Monday, January 14 at about 2:30 p.m. at Scott’s Sports Cards and Jewelry in the 7400 block of S. Westnedge.

Detectives say that a man distracted store staff while a woman took American Eagle gold coins. They later left together in the a newer black GMC or Chevy Tahoe vehicle that was parked at a neighboring business.

Police say that the couple asked an employee to show them several gold and silver coins, but then the man started showing the employee his wrist watch to distract him. They had the employee package the coins even though they never intended to buy them.

The suspects are described as being Hispanic and being between 30 and 35 years old. The man had short black hair and a goatee beard and was wearing a gold watch.

Anyone with information should call Portage DPS at 269-329-4567 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.


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  • Mac Woods

    Now that’s an old one. “Look at my beautiful gold watch, I’m obviously wealthy and have no intention of stealing from you”……..It was probably a genuine Tissot or Movado. Rolex would’ve been to obvious. But still, that is one of the oldest if not the oldest tricks in the book. Can’t believe this kid fell for it.

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