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Massive Canadian Gold Coin Worth Millions Stolen From German Museum

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 Posted 03/29/2017  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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was likely damaged in the theft
I'm thinking it's a lot more damaged by now.

It reminds me of this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golde...a_(statue)), which isn't going to be carted off in a wheelbarrow or lowered on a rope.

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South Africa
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 Posted 04/20/2017  08:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add WNN to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This had to have been an inside job of some sort. Also this coin has long since been melted down, never to be seen again
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 Posted 04/25/2017  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wise Schrock to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a similar 10 kg coin with a canoe on it.
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 Posted 04/27/2017  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Illegaltender to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Honestly, i'll be shocked if this ever gets solved.
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 Posted 04/27/2017  10:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It may get solved, but the coin will never be recovered. At least not AS a coin.
Gary Schmidt
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 Posted 05/29/2017  09:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unless it was stolen on commission by a very rich collector and it's sitting in his hidden collection Conder. Could be recovered eventually if that was the case.
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 Posted 07/12/2017  05:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DL20K to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's been reported that two suspects have been detained by the German Police.
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 Posted 07/12/2017  07:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add the_sifu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is news articles on the arrest:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...LATE=DEFAULT

http://globalnews.ca/news/3592098/c...lice-arrest/

Video of the security cameras:
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07/12/2017 07:50 am
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 Posted 07/12/2017  10:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Apparently video taken before the robbery. No video of them afterward?
Gary Schmidt
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 Posted 07/12/2017  10:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add the_sifu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Apparently video taken before the robbery. No video of them afterward?


I could not find any? Anybody else know, if there is video available to the public, of the thieves afterwards?

For those who suspected it was an inside job, kudos for you.

Another news update:

Museum guard among four arrested:
https://www.thelocal.de/20170712/po...erlin-museum
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 Posted 07/12/2017  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Illegaltender to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I was sure they would have payed off the security camera guy. Come on guys!
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 Posted 07/12/2017  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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As well as making the arrests on Wednesday morning, police seized a car where a balaclava and knife were found.

Sources inside the investigation say the suspects come from a "large Arab family" with alleged links to organised crime.


Nuff'said....Organized, like say ISIS?
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07/12/2017 5:18 pm
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 Posted 09/08/2020  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know why this came to mind after 3+ years, but I decided to do a little research and it looks like 3 of the 4 arrested were put behind bars. To the surprise of absolutely no one, no trace of the coin has ever been found, save some gold particles in the thieves' getaway car and clothing.

More reading on this.
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