Thieves Steal Gold From Northern California Courthouse

February 10, 2012

Northern California authorities are searching for thieves who broke into a county courthouse and stole more than $600,000 worth of gold.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey says the burglars made off with 351 ounces of gold on Feb. 1. He estimates it’s worth $620,000 at current gold prices.

County officials say the stolen gold was insured.

The Siskiyou Daily News reports the sheriff’s office is offering a $15,000 reward for information.

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