Three fugitives wanted for stealing $500,000 worth of valuables at New York coin show

  • An Asian man and woman, along with a male getaway driver, are wanted in Long Island, New York, after allegedly stealing half a million dollars’ worth of cash, coins and gold at a local coin show on Sunday.
  • The suspects are accused of stealing from a vendor at the Melville event who asked another vendor to look after his items while he went to the restroom.
  • Suffolk County police said the woman distracted the second vendor while her accomplice swiped the first vendor’s box of valuables.
  • The duo left the venue and headed for a black SUV driven by a second male accomplice before fleeing northbound on Route 110.

Three individuals are wanted in Long Island, New York, for stealing $500,000 worth of cash, collectible coins and gold bars at a local coin show on Sunday.

The trio, described by police as an Asian man, an Asian woman and a male getaway driver, are accused of stealing from a vendor at the Melville Coin, Stamp and Collectible Show, which took place on Broadhollow Road.

Featured Image Via Suffolk County Police Department

The vendor, whose identity has not been disclosed, reportedly asked another vendor to look after his items at around 2 p.m. while he went to the restroom.

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Suffolk County police said the second vendor was distracted by the woman while her male companion grabbed the absent vendor’s box containing his valuables.

Witnesses said the pair then fled from the venue in a black SUV — likely a Nissan Rogue — driven by a second male accomplice, heading north on Route 110.

The victim said he has sold at the event for years with no incidents.

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“I think it’s very sad it’s come to this situation that people do things like that,” he told News 12.

The investigation into the theft is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Suffolk County Police Second Squad Detectives at (631) 854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 

Featured Image Via Suffolk County Police Department

 

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