Vehicle Description in Dealer Thefts

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Published: Thursday, 21 March 2013 17:27

By Doug Davis
Numismatic Crime Information Center

A grey or off -white colored van with North Carolina plates has been identified in two vehicle burglaries of dealers within the past six weeks. Both offenses occurred to dealers after leaving shows in Connecticut and Maryland. The victims had been set up at small shows and were on the way home.

The dealers may have been targeted due to having a large amount of gold and silver bullion inventory.

Based upon these two incidents it appears that the suspects are targeting dealers who are participating in small shows and carrying gold and silver inventory. All dealers should use the following precautions;
1. Be alert and identify any strange or suspicious persons or vehicles during unloading.
2. Be suspicious of any person or persons asking too many personal questions while at your table. (If this occurs try to take a photo of the person or persons with your phone)
3. When leaving the show going to your hotel or out to eat be observant of any suspicious persons or vehicles when walking or driving.
4. Whenever you exit your vehicle look around and be aware of any suspicious activity.
5. When loading up after the show identify any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area.
6. After leaving the show keep an eye in rear view mirror for any signs of being followed.
7. If you are suspicious of a vehicle stop in a well populated area and call 911.
8. USE YOUR PHONE AS A CRIME PREVENTION TOOL TO DOCUMENT SUSPICIOUS PERSONS VEHICLES or ACTIVITIES ( CAMERA FUNCTION, RECORDING FUNCTION etc.,)

KEEP SAFE.

Doug Davis
817-723-7231
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