Auburn Police focus on suspicious truck in Downtown coin shop burglaryBy: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
Auburn Police wants the public's help in identifying a large, dark-colored truck that may be tied to a series of break-ins at a Downtown Auburn collectibles store.
Sirius Stamps and Treasures, 816 Lincoln Way, has lost at least $80,000 in merchandise in burglaries Jan. 8, March 18 and last Thursday, according to owner Sid Raich. The haul included several Mickey Mantle baseball cards that were part of a cache inside a safe that was removed in the second burglary.
By Saturday, Auburn Police said they had been able to secure video views from nearby businesses of a dark-colored, full-size, king cab truck that was seen near Sirius during each of the burglaries. Sgt. Rick Hardesty said it may be associated with the crimes.
On April 4, video surveillance not made available by the police but described in a police statement is said to show the same vehicle stopped in front of a Downtown Auburn business and what appears to be a man getting out and walking in the direction of Sirius.
As of Monday morning, the investigation was continuing, with no arrest, Lt. Victor Pecoraro said.
Auburn Police investigators are asking for the public's help in possible identification of the vehicle or information regarding any of the three burglaries. The business is also known as Auburn Coins and Stamps.