Millions in Siskiyou Gold

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Thu, February 2 2012 at 6:26 PM, Updated: Thu, February 2 2012 at 11:02 PM

Police are scrambling to find three million dollars in gold that was stolen from the Siskiyou County Courthouse, but some believe it's long gone.

There are three really good reasons why some fear the gold will never make it back to its Yreka display case. People want to buy it. It's easy to get rid of & It's hard to track. Police are still putting the pieces together following February's heist claiming they have footage of the two suspects. They're also looking into why the silent alarm didn't warn officers until six hours after the gold was stolen. Siskiyou County Sheriff, Jon Lopey says they're discussing the fate of the gold display, said to be the largest, south of Alaska. He also plans to make his own feelings about security clear to county officials and treasury. Some fear the heist will hurt the city's tourism appeal because the "Golden City" doesn't have the rich history pieces it once did. Police have not given a description of the suspects other than two white males and they're not ruling out the possibility of it being an inside job.


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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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