Tens of thousands of dollars worth of gold coins stolen from elderly woman’s Sante Fe home

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:52 PM

GALVESTON COUNTY -- Tens of thousands of dollars in gold coins were stolen from a woman’s home in Galveston County.

Elaine Harris, 77, says a group of people claiming to be workers with a landscaping company visited her house in the 2900 block of Avenue L in Santa Fe on Tuesday.

While Elaine was talking with a woman, another man went into her house and stole a safe and a large box. Elaine says gold and silver coins, along with other items, were taken. She had planned to give the coins to her grandchildren.

As Santa Fe police investigate this incident, they ask anyone with information to call them at 409-925-2000 or Galveston County Crime Stoppers at 409-763-8477.

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