Thieves steal $200,000 worth of rare coins in home invasion

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb police are investigating a home invasion where thieves stole $200,000 worth of rare coins.

The burglary happened at Gavinwood Place off North Druid Hills in Decatur.

Police said two armed men went to the home at about 11:30 p.m. and forced the homeowner to open his safe which had $200,000 worth of precious coins inside. They then allegedly tied up the 63-year-old man and his 12-year-old daughter before taking off with the coins.

The victims described the robbers as masked men with dread-locked hair.


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