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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) -- Masked men in jackets emblazoned with the word "police" boarded a fishing boat Friday in Curacao and stole 70 gold bars worth an estimated $11.5 million, officials on the southern Caribbean island said.
The boat's captain was struck in the head in the early-morning assault before the thieves made off with the gold in three cars, police spokesman Reggie Huggins said. Authorities believe there were at least six men involved in the heist. No suspects were in custody.
Originally posted by Spike Spiegle
reply to post by Helig
Finally someone asks the question I was waiting for!
I agree, what is a Fishing boat doing with 476 pounds of gold, that isn't normal.
Who owns this gold, or rather owned this gold?
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Originally posted by Helig
Most normal fishing boats don't just chug around with a stack of gold bars on hand, something is very very odd here. I would bet money that the people who hit the boat were somehow connected to the owner of the gold, you dont just raid a random boat in stolen police gear and stumble across a stack of gold.
Originally posted by Rapha
Just think, they all might be dead in 20 days and as they stole money for greed they will now go to hell.
Was it worth it ? No. They are stupid shallow minded dead-beat money loving lifeless zombies.
The World’s largest gold bar is on display in Japan at the Toi Gold Museum . It was manufactured by the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, and went on display at the museum in 2005. The Toi Gold Bar weighs a massive 250kg, or some 8037.686 troy ounces. At today’s current spot price of $1610.30 USD per troy ounce, the Toi Gold Bar is worth some $12.9 million dollars (USD).
Authorities have the license plate number of one of three cars used in Friday's getaway, and they have been asking for the public's help in tracking the suspects, police spokesman Reggie Huggins told The Associated Press.