Feds Charge Four in Heist of 2 Million Dimes in Transport From U.S. Mint in Philly


Federal authorities have revealed additional details and unsealed charges related to the theft of over 2 million dimes earlier this year from a tractor-trailer that had collected the coins from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.

The truck driver was en route to Miami when, on April 13, he pulled into a parking lot to rest. During the night, thieves absconded with a portion of the cargo, which amounted to $750,000 in dimes, weighing approximately six tons, as authorities previously reported.

The parking lot in northeast Philadelphia was left strewn with thousands of coins. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, prosecutors now allege that the theft, which they estimate to be $234,500 in stolen dimes, was part of a series of robberies involving tractor-trailers passing through the region. These thefts also included frozen crab legs, shrimp, meat, beer, and liquor.