PERDIDO, Ala. (WKRG) — About $30,000 worth of gold and silver coins and bars were recovered after being stolen in Perdido.
According to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, Oct. 20, deputies responded to a residence in Perdido to investigate a report of a burglary. The victim reported gold and silver coins and bars, along with several firearms, were missing from his home.
The sheriff’s office later identified 18-year-old Devin Lee Miller as a suspect.
Miller was spotted at a pawn shop reportedly to cash in on the gold. When he was on his way to make the deal, sheriff’s investigators were waiting, He was taken into custody with six gold bars in his pocket.
“He was trying to essentially get rid of them and exchange those gold bars for money and that was one of the things that led us to him,” says sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Andre Reid.
The remainder of the stolen items were recovered at a residence in Perdido.
Investigators say that Miller was interviewed and confessed to being responsible for stealing the gold and silver from the residence.
As a result of the investigation, the gold bars and coins, along with two firearms, were recovered and returned to the victim.
Miller was out of jail on bond on a previous charge at the time of his arrest. He is now being held without bond on a third-degree burglary charge.