Two teens charged with stealing $1 million in cash, coins from Collin County home

Two teens are accused of stealing more than $1 million in cash and coins from a home in Collin County where a teenage runaway lived.

Anthony Jesus Sotelo, 18, of Princeton and Fernando Lopez, 19, of McKinney were taken into custody Thursday on charges of burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. Sotelo faces an additional misdemeanor charge of harboring a runaway child.

Both are being held in the Collin County Detention Center. Sotelo’s bail is set at $150,000 and Lopez’s at $50,000.

Surveillance footage from the home showed two people wearing hooded sweatshirts. One also wore a dark-colored ski mask.

Investigators determined a tool was likely used to pry open the safe. A yellow substance believed to be paint had been transferred to the safe door during the break-in, the affidavit states.

The homeowner told authorities that about $700,000 in cash was missing along with 80 gold American Eagle coins valued at $1,800 each and $16,000 worth of silver coins. Two handguns had also been stolen from the bedroom, according to the affidavit.

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