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MARATHON (CBSMiami) – A Marathon man claims two men tried to pawn him some historic coins that just so happened to belong to him.

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Roger Hall was on his way to work at Joe’s Pawn Shop Thursday morning when he noticed his truck has been broken into. Hall said cash and some old foreign coins were missing from the truck, but he didn’t report the incident to authorities.

Two men allegedly tried pawning him some old coins that they unknowingly had stolen from the owner. (Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Two men allegedly tried pawning him some old coins that they unknowingly had stolen from the owner. (Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

Then at around noon Hall said a pair of 23 year olds entered the shop trying to pawn some old coins, but Hall recognized the coins as his.

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies said Hall confronted Jesus Barreto and Shean Palmer before calling them.

The duo fled the shop, but authorities found them at a McDonald’s restaurant nearby.

According to authorities, the pair admitted to doing some “hit and licks,” which meant they were burglarizing homes and cars.

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Palmer allegedly had a phone and tablet in his backpack. Deputies said the phone had pictures of the victim.

Detectives also went to the scene of the residential burglary where they found an envelope with a car registration on it. The investigators followed the address to a neighbor’s home that said both of his cars were broken into. The person also said they had video surveillance of the thefts.

Barreto was charged with burglary of an occupied structure, burglary of a conveyance, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and theft.

Palmer was charged with grand theft, theft and dealing in stolen property.

Detectives are still investigating several more burglaries in Marathon overnight that they believe could be connected to the pair.


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