Tuesday, August 24, 2010

$550,000 gold bar from Santa Margarita shipwreck stolen from Florida museum

Key West, Florida (CNN) -- For more than 20 years, the bulletproof museum case housed a small piece of yesteryear: A gold bar recovered from a sunken Spanish galleon. Today, its case is broken, littered with black fingerprint dust. The treasure is gone. Stolen. The two thieves were caught in the act by the museum's security cameras.

"This is a special piece," said Melissa Kendrick, the executive director of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida.

"All the pieces have an incredible historic value, but this is the piece that was . . .

Full story at: CNN News

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