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Man charged with stealing rare coins from Mount Penn home

By Janelle Hill, Web Producer
Published On: Aug 04 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 05 2013 05:00:51 PM CDT

A Womelsdorf man is behind bars for stealing thousands of dollars in rare coins, police said.

MOUNT PENN, Pa. -

A Womelsdorf man is behind bars for stealing thousands of dollars in rare coins, police said.

Wayne Roberts is facing charges, including burglary and theft. Police said he stole $43,000 worth of rare coins and jewelry from a home in Mount Penn in March.

Roberts knew the homeowner and had actually done work at the home, said police, adding that he was caught trying to sell some of the stolen coins.