Police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, say that someone broke into a semi truck loaded with U.S. currency after the vehicle was left overnight in a retail store parking lot.
Around 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, police responded to a Walmart location at 4301 Byberry Road in the northeast part of Philadelphia to find that someone had broken into an unmarked trailer and left dimes scattered all over the lot.
Breaking: “Federal truck” with back door open @PhillyPolice say with $750,000 in dimes, many now scattered all over Walmart parking lot off Franklin Mills Circle. Police investigating on wide scene with roads closed around Franklin Mills Circle at Philadelphia Mills Mall. pic.twitter.com/8g2okGw3A9
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) April 13, 2023
According to 6abc, the truck driver picked up a load of $750,000 worth of dimes from the Franklin Mint. The load was to be delivered to a location in Florida. The outlet reports that the truck driver was out of hours, so he parked the semi in the Walmart lot and went home. When he returned to the lot in the morning, he reportedly found the trailer doors open and thousands of dimes scattered on the ground nearby.
Police believe that approximately one million dimes worth $100,000 were stolen.
The incident is under investigation.