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Thu Nov 24 11:48:19 PST 2022

Millions Of Euros Of Celtic Gold Stolen From Bavarian Museum In 9 Minute Heist

Burglars in Bavaria have stolen 'several million euros' worth of gold
from a Celtic Roman Museum in Manching near Ingolstadt, Die Welt

The treasure, which is over two thousand years old, consisted of 483
coins which were discovered near Manching in 1999.

The heist took just nine minutes.

    At 1:26 a.m., an outside door was pried open, said the Vice
President of the State Criminal Police Office, Guido Limmer, on
Wednesday in Manching near Ingolstadt. The thieves then stole the
coins from two showcases and left the museum at 1.35 a.m. – after only
nine minutes. -Die Welt (translated)

"The loss of the Celtic treasure is a disaster," said Bavaria's
minister of science and arts, Markus Blume. "As a testament to our
history, the gold coins are irreplaceable."

The identity of the perpetrators is unknown, while investigators are
probing possible connections to the 'spectacular' theft of jewels from
the Green Vault in Dresden, as well as another coin theft from the
Bode Museum in Berlin.

    The Big Maple Leaf (BML) is a 100-kilogram (220-lb) gold coin that
costs $1 million (CAD) (3,215 troy ounces). The first BML manufactured
is still in storage, but the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) produced a set
of six of these coins in 2007. A single Big Maple Leaf had a market
value of about $4 million as of March 2017. (USD). One of the coins
was stolen from a Bode museum on March 27, 2017.

The “big maple leaf,” which is regarded as the second-largest gold
coin in the world, was taken from Berlin’s esteemed Bode museum in
2017 in another numismatic robbery.

According to Guido Limmer, VP of the State Criminal Police Office,
there are "parallels" between the cases, though actual  connections
are unknown.
The Celtic-Roman Museum in Manching, Germany

Investigators are also looking into whether the burglary was related
to sabotage at a local phone distribution branch in Manching located
around 1km from the museum, which paralyzed the telephone network and
the internet, thus preventing the alarm system from notifying

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