Millions in Gold Stolen

, Posted: Wed, February 1 2012 at 6:24 PM, Updated: Thu, February 2 2012 at 12:39 AM

  A bizarre crime in Yreka, California tonight. Thieves broke into a case displaying 3 million dollars in gold and took off with it.

 Around 7 o'clock in the morning yreka police responded to a call about a break-in at the Siskiyou County Courthouse. Six hours after thieves raided 3 million dollars in gold from a display case at the entrance of the building, right across the street from sheriff's department. The "golden City" of Yreka where the display has been a big part of the towns history and has sat in a case since the 1940's. A case that has been robbed before, in 1979 but the thief didn't get away. A silent alarm alerted police and they were able to catch the man and a woman who decided to help themselves the the riches. Today, investigators with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department say the silent alarm didnt go off this time. They say they're looking for two white male adults, possibly captured on cameras around the county building. They also plan to produce a reward for information that leads to the recovery or arrest of the suspects. The price of gold is around $1740 per ounce.

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