PHILADELPHIA — Police are investigating the theft of approximately 1 million dimes that were stolen from the back of a semi-trailer on the morning of Thursday, April 13.
The theft happened in a Walmart parking lot after the driver left the rig unattended and went home to get some sleep before his run to deliver the dimes to Florida, 6ABC reported. He had picked up the load of dimes at the Philadelphia Mint.
Upon returning to his rig, the driver found the trailer doors open and dimes were scattered all around the nearby area.
Police said around $100,000 worth of dimes were stolen. The trailer contained $750,000 worth of dimes, police said.
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This is the driver’s fault it is his responsibility to stay and guard and secured his cargo it is part of his job and duties he should pay back and replaced all of it and should be fired!! And nobody would want to hire him no company because nobody no company would want to hire someone irresponsible as him u lose!! I’ wouldn’t!!
that is what’s called a high value load. once you pick up the load you were supposed to drive at least 250 mi. so you know nobody is following you. you supposed to check in with your dispatch or the company you’re working for every couple hours and you should never leave the truck unattended before you drop your load at the consignee. The guy made a big mistake. wouldn’t doubt if he was part of it
I’m not sure if that’s a high value load anymore based on today’s prices for things. Now. I could understand if it was a truck that was hauling a load of eggs. Then he probably should have been staying with it. The whole time just in case someone tried to steal it because that’s definitely a high value load nowadays.
with that load the driver was supposed to drive 250 miles after picking up load but he didn’t so he could be fired and possible be questioned as a suspect. wal mart property is covered with cameras so they may have some footage of the crime
Franklin Mint? As in the privately owned mint that produces collectibles? Or did we mean the United States Mint in Philadelphia, commonly called the Philadelphia Mint?
Even if the driver was there but in his sleeper sleeping there’s a big chance he would have not heard anything. We don’t know if he would have had the truck running or a apu. It said he went home to take a nap . Which in trucking terms means he probably went home ate showered then took a nap. But if he was there sleeping from being tired and in a deep sleep he probably wouldn’t have heard anything 60ft behind him. And if he had woke up and caught the guys doing it what the hell he was going to do?? Cause we all know now days every body is packing a gun or long rifles. He could have been shot or killed. For a $100,000 !! Or even taking as a hostage then killed. All I am saying is yes we can all judge his actions but we truly don’t kn the particular s of this situation.
We KNOW all that we need to know and that is, he did so many things wrong. As everyone knows, that load should have been considered high value. I mean $750,000 in coins? That’s not “chump” change. He had a responsibility to take care of that load. He definitely needed to drive 200 miles before he made any kind of stop, to monitor if anybody was following him. A driver needs to be dilligent. We all are pretty much saying the same thing. Yes, I know things happen but nevertheless after all this ,he will be considered non-hirable pretty much with any company. Too bad for him.
is the dime Thief going to do a dime of time for stealing dimes only time will tell on the dimes