ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WALA) - Tamatha Graves of Graves Coins in Robertsdale is putting some rare coins up for sale. They're part of a collection she's been holding on to, but now needs to sell them to help make ends meet.
She's doing this because thieves broke into her store on Highway 59 Wednesday, May 1, and took everything of value that wasn't locked in a safe.
"It's a bad economy. Things are not real great, so to see everything you've put six years into missing is tough," Graves said, trying to hold back tears.
Graves said Robertsdale Police called her to come to the store around 11 p.m. Police found evidence of the break-in after a neighbor called in a disturbance in the area. Graves said approximately $10,000 worth of inventory was taken.
Investigators said the burglars removed some of the steel paneling from the out side of the building to get in and out of the rear of the building. The burglars left some evidence behind and police hope that evidence, along with your help, might be able to bring them to justice.
"The neighbor who heard the noise also reported seeing a dark colored SUV - possibly a Ford Explorer - leaving the area," said Sgt. Rex Bishop with Robertsdale Police.
Graves said the thieves made off with old, type-set coins from the 1800s along with a lot of old silver quarters, dimes and jewelry. They also stole some obsolete Alabama paper notes. These are all items that police want you to be on the lookout for.
"We're asking that anyone keep their eyes open if they see anyone trying to pass any suspicious coins," Bishop said.
Meanwhile, Graves and her family are relying on the support of their friends and the community to rebound and find a way to land on their feet.
"It may take us a little bit of time to get our stock built back up, but we'll be here for the customers that have been here for us," Graves promised.
Investigators are asking anyone with any information that could help with the investigation to call the Robertsdale Police Department.
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