Bradenton man reports theft of $40,000 in collector coins

MANATEE -- A Bradenton man reported the theft of more than $40,000 in collector coins, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The victim told deputies that the coins were taken from a storage shed at his home in the 200 block of 75th Street West. However, there were no signs of forced entry. Also, the man could not explain why he recently took the coins out of a bank safety deposit box and placed them in an unlocked file cabinet in the shed, according to a news release.

The theft reportedly took place sometime between Friday and Monday, according to the sheriff's office.