Couple swipes gold coins from Portage shop


PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — Portage public safety officers are looking for a couple who stole more than $10,000 worth of gold coins from a store.

Detectives say the crime happened Monday around 2:25 p.m. at Scott’s Sports Cards and Jewelry on S. Westnedge Avenue at Schuring Road.

Investigators say the pair asked a store worker to show them several gold and silver coins. At that point, the man grabbed the employee’s attention by showing him his watch, then having him package other coins detectives say the couple never planned to buy.

While the man was distracting the store worker, the woman pocketed American eagle gold coins, each valued at $1,500. The couple eventually left the store together.

Scott Hocevar, who owns the collectibles shop, said he has never seen anything like it in his more than 40 years in the business.

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