Coin Thief Taken Down At LB Show *Video*

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mat, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Since this board is having issues as I type this, I doubt Charmy can get on. So I will post this for her since I saw it on the PCGS boards.

    I will post this in my show report, but won't get to it until Monday, and this is too good to wait. It occurred on Friday. Don Perlman posted this on Facebook.

    "This surveillance video shows Positive Protection, Inc. security guard and former New York City Police homicide detective Patrick Coward on the left as he immediately chased and tackled a suspected coin thief when the suspect tried to flee from a coin show in Long Beach, California on Friday, June 10, 2016. His alleged accomplice is then stopped at the door while carrying a backpack with a reported $300,000 in rare coins believed stolen in an earlier theft in the San Bernardino, California area. Posted on behalf of PPI. Video courtesy of Stack's Bowers Galleries."

    On Saturday morning when I arrived at the parking garage, there were lots of police vehicles blocking the entrance. I later found out they had located the thieves' vehicle and found the rest of the stolen coins in the trunk. 06 Long Beach/Long Beach Theft_zpsvsbqim0l.mp4.html
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Hmm, when I load the Photobucket page there is no photo or video.

    This has been a tech-problem-heavy week. Sigh.
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Works for me, it's a MP4.

    I even used the share option to get the link from photobucket, that's it in the OP post.
  5. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    you can work the images, if you know how
  6. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I was able to open it in Chrome :). Dramatic video!

    I hate Safari and hope CoinTalk's security certificate is renewed soon :(
  7. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    I'm running firefox,with xp, had to add a security exception to the web site too .
  8. USS656

    USS656 Here to Learn Supporter

    I was able to watch the video, Good guys take down the alleged thief. Great video, thanks for posting.
  9. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    Unfortunately, Rick Snow's 1864-L IHC proof was never found.

    Good thing they caught that thief.
  10. Brett_in_Sacto

    Brett_in_Sacto Well-Known Member

    We were there, in fact we had stepped up into the auction room just prior to this happening. The auctioneer kept talking about a great football tackle downstairs - and I didn't put it all together (Football in June?)

    After winning my auction lot (YEAH!!!!!) we went back down to the show and saw the cops all over, and the first thing that came to my mind was "thief" at the show.

    Yes, it all ended as well as it could. Thieves caught (unfortunately not shot), goods returned to rightful owners.

    In other news - sorta related - and funnier!

    A bicycle thief was chased down by a cowboy on horseback in Oregon, lassoed and hog-tied - and held for the police.

    Yee Hah!
  11. joecoincollect

    joecoincollect Well-Known Member

    Glad they got these creeps. I was there Friday.
  12. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Good show. If they accidentally broke his neck, I won't shed any tears.
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  13. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    You guys want him dead? There are more severe crimes than theft. Have you watched the news today?
  14. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Yeah, I've watched the news. An unbelievable tragedy that sickens me and any decent person.

    Beyond that, any other comments I have would likely be viewed as political and against site rules.
  15. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    Damn. And I had to pick Thursday to go :(

    Anyone have a link to the original $300K coin robbery in SB?
  16. johnmatt

    johnmatt Active Member

    WOW! I was supposed to be there Saturday AM and my wife hurt herself and we couldn't go. Under the heading of "all things happen for a reason" I'm glad we weren't there.

    Just love love love when the bad guys go down.
  17. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    It's on YouTube and it's a pretty good video. Good quality and almost as entertaining as COPS.
  18. Dean 295

    Dean 295 D.O.M.

    I saw the video, It was there. At the end of the clip everyone gathered around the
    front door. Funny seeing back of heads. I hope he went to jail.
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