Gold coins pocketed by thief

A man who stole gold coins on two occasions last week from the Veranda Antique Mall on I-70 Drive Southeast near the Route Z exit is wanted by the Boone County Sheriffâ??s Department.

He used a walking cane to turn away a store security surveillance camera from a locked case containing the gold coins on Aug. 9 and Aug. 11. The man then was able to pick a lock on the case and remove the coins, but was caught on one of the storeâ??s other surveillance cameras.

The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 70s, 5â??10 to 6â?? and weighing about 170 pounds.

A clerk at the store said the man spoke with a foreign accent.

Anyone with information about these thefts is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477).