Two Million Dimes Stolen From Truck In Philadelphia.

Two Million dimes stolen from truck in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia officers are investigating after someone broke into a trailer containing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of dimes in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police discovered the coins missing around 6 a.m. on Thursday after a truck was left parked overnight in a Walmart parking lot.

Police said an estimated two million dimes, worth $200,000, were stolen.

A total of $750,000 worth of dimes were in the truck actually in the truck.

Dimes were found scattered from the parking lot to a nearby road.

Capt. Jack Ryan of Northeast Detectives said that the truck driver picked up the dimes from the Philadelphia Mint on Wednesday but then went home to get some sleep before a long drive to Florida.

The truck driver later parked in the Walmart parking lot. When he came back Thursday morning he found the trailer door was open.

Police said cargo thefts have been an ongoing issue, both in the Northeast and in South Philadelphia with stolen goods.