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4 arrested as deputies thwart robbery at South Jeffco coin store

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By Ramsey Scott

Four people were arrested early Thursday when Jeffco deputies thwarted a robbery at a South Jeffco coin store.

A silent alarm at World of Coins, 7735 W. Long Drive, was triggered about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they saw that the store’s front glass door had been smashed and that a silver Subaru was parked out front.

The officers then saw four people carrying coins from the store and loading them into the Subaru. When the deputies approached, two of the perpetrators tried to flee on foot, but were quickly apprehended. Taken into custody were Quan Nguyen, 20, and Jamy Cham, 18.

The other two suspects, both juvenile males, fled back into the store and apparently tried to hide in the ceiling. They were taken into custody later.

The Sheriff’s Office said the store suffered extensive damage due to the break-in. The perpetrators reportedly had taken a “substantial amount of money” from the store in coins.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the Subaru had been reported stolen in Denver. Officers said they found items in the car that had been reported stolen in an earlier robbery of All American Coin and Jewelry in Littleton.

Nguyen and Cham were booked into the Jeffco jail on charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree motor vehicle theft. The two juvenile suspects were booked into the Mount View Youth Detention Center.