A burglar hit the jackpot Monday at a Milton home, stealing jewelry, coins, and foreign currency valued in the thousands of dollars, authorities reported.

The burglary happened sometime between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday at a residence on Vernal Avenue, Milton police said in a news release.

Items taken in the burglary included gold and silver necklaces and bracelets, silver dollars, half dollars, Canadian, British and Mexican currency, an undetermined amount of U.S. currency, and a knife.

"The total value of the stolen merchandise is in the thousands of dollars," said Police Chief Daniel Layber in the release.

Anyone with information about the burglary can call Milton police at  757-2244, or Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 756-3636.


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