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    Thieves Smash Bank Museum, Steal Gold Nuggets

    Published on Jan 28, 2015
    A group of thieves drove an SUV through the front door of the Wells Fargo Bank museum in San Francisco Thursday and stole at least ten thousand dollars in gold nuggets from a display case. (Jan. 28)



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    FBI releases photos of San Francisco gold nugget thieves

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI has released photos made from surveillance video of three masked thieves stealing historic gold nuggets on display at a San Francisco bank museum after ramming a stolen SUV through its revolving door.
    San Francisco police say the robbers took up to 10 ounces of gold worth roughly $10,000 early Monday.


    One of the robbers held a gun to a security guard's head while his accomplices stole the gold nuggets from the Wells Fargo History Museum, the site where the bank launched in 1852. They escaped in a sedan.
    The photos released Thursday show the men in ski masks and gloves that obscure their identities. They're seen next to the SUV covered in broken glass and grabbing a display case. Each man is described as about 6 feet tall.


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    Isn't that considered just more than simple theft, those nuggets had historic significance?

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    Hey jeff!! Thanks for the story!! Did you see on the news that the Feds arrested Thommy Thompson down in Florida for all the investors he took to the cleaners?? Hope you're well!! Anyway, GOOD LUCK and GOOD HUNTING!! VERDE!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VERDE View Post
    Hey jeff!! Thanks for the story!! Did you see on the news that the Feds arrested Thommy Thompson down in Florida for all the investors he took to the cleaners?? Hope you're well!! Anyway, GOOD LUCK and GOOD HUNTING!! VERDE!!
    yes there is a post or 3 here somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msbeepbeep View Post
    Isn't that considered just more than simple theft, those nuggets had historic significance?

    I'm not sure how that works. but I'm guessing other then grand theft they have enough other charges to tack on
    to make their lives really miserable for awhile.

    Anyone ever hear what happened to the Fisher Museums Gold Bar Though ?

    There is a chance this will just be a distant memory just like That & other Gold nugget thefts.
    I'm pretty confident there was a Gold Nugget theft a few years ago somewhere out west.

    but we never hear of any results or leads

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    $3 million in gold nuggets stolen from Yreka courthouse | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

    February 1, 2012 | 6:05 pm

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    Too easy to Dispose of this Stuff




    I wonder if he reached inside , Snapped it in Half then pulled it out.
    Maybe he even had a Cutter in one hand.
    gold is soft.

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