An elderly couple who live on the 3800 block of Stuart Court in Annandale’s Broyhill Crest neighborhood are devastated by the theft of their collection of antique coins and bank notes valued at $300,000 to $500,000.
They had just returned home after attending a coin show in Charlottesville Saturday, April 14, at around 7:20 p.m., and briefly went inside their house, leaving their car in the driveway. When they returned 10 minutes later, at about 7:20 p.m., they discovered their entire collection was gone.
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the items were inside three brown leather briefcases, two document holders, and a leather backpack hidden under a blanket in the rear hatch area of the car. Detectives believe the suspect might have followed the victims home from the coin show.
Among the items stolen: a 1932 Indian gold piece, 1929 notes from various Virginia banks, numerous commemorative half dollars, two 1934 $1,000 notes, many Indian head pennies, and various Confederate notes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers, 866/411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637). A $100 to $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to an arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.