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If you get stuck behind somebody at a Coinstar machine with a giant sack of coins ...

Somebody broke into El Triunfo, 147 East Berkeley St. in the South End this morning and made off with roughly $1,000 in coins - as well as a large amount of bills - so if you see somebody with a lot more coins than they'd reasonably need to do laundry, drop a dime to 911.

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Give me one reason why I should snitch on this person

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But if you've gotten to adulthood without being able to feel sympathy towards a small business owner who has just lost a lot of money, well, sucks to be you, I guess.

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You are out of touch with what's really hood and going on. Shut this down now

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Didn't realize I was dealing with an OG here. I will henceforth stop my charade of being hood now that I'm in your august presence.

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Great reply to a fool's comment.

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is no way to go through life, son.

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You are probably a white male in his early 30's sitting in an office.

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Do restaurants typically have $1000 in coins sitting around?

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It is maybe two or three coffee cans of quarters. I recently went to my credit union and had about $1400 in coins from the laundry machines in my building. As busy as people are and the harder that banks make it to turn in change, it is easy to imagine a business owner having that much in 'hard cash' laying around. Both Bank of America and Chase have made it very difficult to turn in change. Some banks require you to roll it yourself.

Luckily I still am a member of a credit union which has a change machine, but they charge a premium if you are not a member to count your change.

Completely understandable that a hard pressed business owner doesn't get around to doing this often.

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Coin counting costs the banks money. It's cheaper for them to hand you a stack of coin wrappers and expect you to do it yourself:

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/06/28/td-bank-coin-counting-machine-pen...

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$1000 is definitely a lot of coins to be sitting around a small business. $30 in coin is the rule of thumb to start the day. Obviously a coin-reliant business may need more but I doubt this small restaurant does. Anything more than that, including the large amount of bills in this case, should be kept in a locked safe or deposited in the bank.

It's also a good idea to leave the empty register drawers open overnight so that the thieves don't have to smash them open to find them empty. That area is heavily patrolled with the Pine Street Inn and J.J. Foley's a block away. A modern alarm system might be a good investment.

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One of my favorite restaurants, it would suck if this puts them in a bind. Their kunefe is amazing. No idea why they have a Turkish dessert on an otherwise Mexican food menu, but it's a great combination.

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