Police are looking for those who broke into a truck carrying $750,000 in coins and left them scattered on the ground.
About $100,000, or more in cents, was stolen from the truck that had picked up the coins from the U.S. Mint and was parked in a lot overnight, Philadelphia police Capt. John Ryan said.
Officers were called to a Walmart parking lot in Northeast Philadelphia just after 6 a.m. Thursday on a report of a burglary, which is believed to have happened overnight, police said in a statement.
The truck was headed to Florida, and the driver lives nearby and parked it overnight in the Walmart lot to leave in the morning, Ryan said, adding that is not unusual, according to NBC News.
The thieves allegedly used screw cutters to break into the truck, which had the money in bags on some pallets, Ryan said.
“They were trying to load the money into other things to transport it. There are coins all over the parking lot, all over the street.”
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said.
The trailer was unmarked, but that doesn’t mean whoever entered knew there was money inside, Ryan said.
He said there have been merchandise thefts in Northeast and South Philadelphia recently, with people stealing from lamb and chicken to televisions and alcohol.
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