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$50,000 in coins swiped from collector’s car

A flat tire cost a coin collector more than just a tire Sunday morning.
/ Source: NBCPhiladelphia.com

A flat tire cost a coin collector more than just a tire Sunday morning as a thief stole thousands in collectible coins from his pickup truck, according to Philadelphia Police.

The 54-year-old man was on his way to a Trevose, Pa. coin show when he got a flat tire on his GMC truck.

He stopped at the Sears Auto Center at Cottman Avenue and Kindred Street in Northeast Philly, cops said.

He went inside to inquire about the tire. When he came back out about 10 to 20 minutes later his passenger window was broken out and two bags containing about $50,000 worth of collectible coins were gone, police said.

There was no immediate word on a possible suspect.