Troopers recover stolen coins

    Kodiak, Alaska (KINY) - Canadian silver coins, gold jewelry and two handguns were stolen from a residence on February 6.

    State Troopers developed suspects during a two-week investigation and recovered coins as they were purchased by pawn shops in Kodiak, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.

    Troopers estimated the value of the stolen coins at $126,000.

    Troopers and Kodiak Police executed a search warrant Saturday and recovered $10,350 worth of the stolen silver coins, gold jewelry, shipping receipts, ledgers and postal service tracking numbers.

    Christopher Peters, 34, was charged with burglary in the first-degree, and theft in the second-degree.  Peters was held at the Kodiak Jail to await a court appearance.

    The investigation is ongoing.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Alaska State Troopers at (907)486-4121 or Kodiak Crime Stoppers.

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