ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team has recovered approximately $200,000 worth of rare coins from a search warrant earlier today (Friday, August 26).
In February this year the owner of the rare coin collection, including rare coins from America, put the coins in his car to take them to be valued. On returning home the man forgot the coins and left them in his locked car. The next morning the man found his car broken in to and his coin collection stolen.
About 10 am this morning, members from the Crime Targeting Team executed a search warrant at an address in Melba.
Members from Specialist Response and Security (Bomb Response Team) attended the location with a metal detector and located the coins in the backyard of the home.
Police have identified one man as a suspect and enquiries are continuing into the investigation.
The owner of the coins is said to be “delighted” that his rare collection of coins have been found.