Police in Germany have arrested individuals in connection with one of the most brazen and famous recent coin heists in the world.
Law enforcement officials in Berlin detained four suspects in the March 2017 theft of the 100-kilogram gold Canadian coin with a face value of $1 million from the Bode Museum in Germany’s capital.
The 2007 coin was minted from 100 kilograms of 0.99999 fine gold, one of six made by the Royal Canadian Mint. A Coin World correspondent from Germany, who is a numismatic journalist there, has confirmed that 13 suspects were targeted in raids in Berlin’s Neukoelln district. The raids were announced July 12.
All four suspects detained are under the age of 21, and according to multiple European news reports, are from a large Arab family with connections to organized crime.
This post was published at Coin World