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Philadelphia men face federal charges for allegedly stealing 2 million dimes from truckload of coins

Federal authorities unsealed charges against four men who earlier this year allegedly broke into an unmarked trailer containing 2 million dimes in Philadelphia.

Authorities say that 25-year-old Rakiem Savage, 31-year-old Ronald Byrd, 30-year-old Haneef Palmer and 32-year-old Malik Palmer face conspiracy, robbery, theft of government money and other charges.

investigators looking inside trailer

The trailer was broken into overnight while it was parked in a Walmart parking lot. (FOX29 Philadelphia WTXF)

loose dimes strewn across parking lot

Police arrived and discovered dimes scattered across the parking lot. (FOX29 Philadelphia WTXF)

Authorities said that the truck filled with dimes was headed from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia to Miami, Florida when the heist occurred on April 13.

During the night, the driver parked the trailer in a Walmart parking. The thieves broke into it there.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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