Torrance County Sheriff finds owner of recovered military coins

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There is a happy update to a theft KRQE News 13 reported last week.

The Torrance County Sheriff had recovered some military coins when he pulled over a stolen truck during a chase. He says the owner of those coins has now come forward, a retired Lieutenant Colonel.

The sheriff believes his was just one of 15 home and car burglaries the suspect pulled off, all in the Albuquerque area.

The cases are still under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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