Crime Blotter: Coin Shop Theft in Benbrook, Texas

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Benbrook, Texas Police Department are asking for the public’s help in solving a break in at a local coin and jewelry store. The crime happened at J&J Coins & Jewelry located on Williams Road in Benbrook, Texas.

Access to the shop was gained by pushing a hole in the rear wall of the business. Once inside, alarms were triggered but video footage shows a single suspect moving room-to-room throughout the business. In the end, the suspect took a bucket of junk coins as well as a box of U.S. coins that had been priced and placed in 2×2 cardboard holders.

Each holder contains a price and the dealer’s price code on the front. The coins range in value from $2 to $15 and it is unknown exactly how many were stolen. J&J Coins & Jewelry uses two staples to secure the coin in the holder near the base of each coin. You can see a sample of the orientation of each holder in the image below.

J&J Coin & Jewelry Sample 2x2 Coin Holder
J&J Coin & Jewelry Sample 2×2 Coin Holder

If you have any information on these coins, you can contact Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or 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.

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