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Fairfax Police Seek Coin Thief

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Fairfax County police are investigating the theft of a valuable antique coin and bank note collection.

The Fairfax County Police Department is looking for a coin thief. The suspect took advantage of an elderly couple who returned home to Annandale Monday evening after attending a coin show in Charlottesville over the weekend. 

After parking in their driveway, they returned to the vehicle less than 10 minutes later to discover the entire collection of coins and bank notes — worth about $500,000 — missing from their car. Items include notes from The People's National Bank of Leesburg, Confederate money from the Civil War, a 1932 Indian Gold piece, two $1,000 notes from 1934 and several other valuable items.

Authorities say the items were inside brown leather suitcases, document holders and a backpack, all of which were hidden under a blanket in the rear hatch area of the vehicle. Police say they believe the victims were targeted.

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