In the here's-yet-another-dumb-criminal department comes this story about a group of five teenage burglars who didn't know what they had or what to do with it.
The burglars got away with thousands of dollars in rare coins from a St. Paul house, but they ran into trouble when they tried to put the money through a coin machine at a bank that happened to employ the victim, according to St. Paul police.
Employees at the BankCherokee Smith Avenue branch on the city's West Side became suspicious Thursday afternoon when some teenage males wanted to exchange a sack of coins for paper money, but the coin-counting machine got jammed with rare silver dollars, said police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos.
Also, the teens tried this at a bank where an employee who lives on the West Side recently lost a large rare coin collection in a home burglary, Paulos said.
The bank called police, who arrested five 18-year-old St. Paul men at the bank.
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Teens' St. Paul heist foiled when silver dollars jam coin counter, police sa
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