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$40,000 worth of Florida sand dollars stolen

Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 12:01:55-04

NORTH PORT, Fla. --Fossilized sand dollars collected during a lifetime across Florida were stolen from a woman’s home.

The lesser known name is Dendraster Excentricus, better known as a fossilized sand dollar.  They are collectible items, valued at about $1 each, sold online around the world. The North Port Police Department says the total value of the collection is estimated at $40,000.

The home where the silver dollars were stolen is on Brewster Road in North Port.

Police are asking for tips to case #2017-02-1210.  You can reach Detective Pam Jernigan at 941-429-7321, intel@northportpd.com or offer an anonymous tip through the North Port Police app.

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