The Numismatic Crime Information Center and the Portland, Oregon Police Department are asking for any information the public may have on an armed robbery that took place on August 25, 2020. The theft happened at Affordable Jewelry and Precious Metals located in East Portland. The theft left the store’s manager severely injured and dozens of coins being stolen. There was also approximately $10,000 in cash stolen in the robbery. There is no word on the health status of the store manager.
The suspects in the theft were two white males and both are approximately 5′ 10″. One of them had short brown hair and the other had darker, wavy hair. Below are two surveillance camera images from the robbery. In the robbery, the first suspect entered the store and after injuring the store manager, used the door buzzer to allow the second suspect into the store to perform the robbery.
Here is a list of the items that were stolen:
- 6 one tenth oz American Gold Eagles
- 1 one quarter oz Austrian Philharmonic
- 7 one oz South African Krugerrands
- 13 one oz American Gold Eagles
- 4 one oz Gold bars
- 3 Valcambi 1 Credit Suisseone
- 100 gram gold Perth Mint bar
- $10,000 in cash
If you have any information or details about this robbery, please contact Detective Todd Prosser at the Portland Police Department. You can reach them at 503-823-9320. You can also contact Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or Doug@numismaticcrimes.org with details.
The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to serve as a national and international resource for collectors, dealers and law enforcement in the education, prevention and investigation of crimes involving coins, paper money, tokens, medals and related numismatic items.