Museum Heist


Staff Writer


Early Monday morning, Berlin police discovered that a two hundred and twenty pound gold coin disappeared into the darkness of night. The coin sat behind bulletproof glass in Berlin’s Bode Museum for seven years.


Since December 2010, the gargantuan coin amazed the museum visitors, who admittedly could not imagine the absurdity of transporting such a weighty chunk of money. “The coin was stolen last night,” museum spokesman Markus Farr told reporters. “It is just gone.”


How it was stolen remained a mystery Tuesday morning. Berlin police stayed very quiet on the museum heist, offering only a few details. The museum’s back wall faces passing railroad tracks, about four yards above the tracks is a window leading to the museum, which police found open. Near the open window, they found a ladder that may have been used in the robbery, police stated.

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