Woman finds wheat penny collection missing

Ponca City Now - April 28, 2016 10:36 am

After noticing a post on one of the Ponca City Community Watch pages about a clerk at the Valero convenience store, located at Grand Avenue and Oak Street, having accepted wheat pennies for a purchase, a local woman discovered her collection was missing from her home.

The victim had collected wheat pennies for more than 50 years and she’d kept them in a pickle jar. She’d had contractors in and out of her home, moving furniture, laying carpet and for pest control. She has also discovered a bottle of Hydrcodone pills missing from the master bathroom.

Police want to identify the man pictured in this surveillance photo. He made a purchase with wheat pennies at the Valero on March 22. He rode a 20” bike to the store.

Anyone wishing to send an anonymous tip online regarding the identity of the male pictured in the surveillance photo, or know the location of the stolen wheat pennies, or any other crime, can access the link at www.poncacityok.gov . Click on the Crime stoppers link on the home page, fill out the tip sheet, and send the information or you can t ext PCPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) from your cell phone. If you want to contact us by email here is our address: [email protected] , i f you want to phone in a tip, the number is still (580)762-5100. As always, you will remain anonymous, and you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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