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Three accused of stealing silver coins, bars in Largo

LARGO — Three men remained in the Hillsborough County Jail on Thursday, accused in last week's theft of silver bars and coins from a Largo business.

On June 24 at about 11:15 a.m., three men entered Glenn's Rare Coins at 16072 U.S. 19 N and bound some of the employees using zip ties. The robbers, one of them armed, stole thousands of dollars worth of silver bars and currency, Largo police said.

The employees later told police that they recognized the men as customers and provided officers with a phone number the men had given in the past.

Two days later, another coin dealer called police saying someone had tried to sell him about $10,000 worth of silver bars. The phone number was the same as the one provided at Glenn's Rare Coins.

With help from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, undercover officers met with the suspects in the lobby of the Sheraton East Hotel in Tampa. After they placed the stolen goods on a table, deputies arrested two of the men. A third tried to leave the hotel but also was arrested, police said. The men were identified as Von Karl James, 50, and Victor Rocchi, 22, both of Tampa, and Randy Isbel, 28, of Clearwater. They face several charges, including dealing in stolen property and armed robbery.

Three accused of stealing silver coins, bars in Largo 07/03/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:16pm]
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