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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thieves Slam Car Into Wells Fargo Museum, Steal Gold Nuggets

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 7:43 AM

A band of thieves plowed a truck into San Francisco’s Wells Fargo History Museum early Tuesday morning, making off with a display of very valuable gold nuggets. 

According to police, the ski-mask wearing crooks rammed a blue Suburban SUV into the museum at about  2:30 a.m. at 420 Montgomery St. The trio held up a security guard and then snatched between four and 10 ounces of gold, CBS News reports. 

The thieves left the scene in light-colored Ford Taurus and remain on the lam.

The museum building was once occupied by the first Wells Fargo branch office in San Francisco. Ruben Pulido, spokesman with Wells Fargo, tells us that they're working with the cops on this "disturbing" crime.

We are cooperating with the San Francisco Police Department’s investigation. We’re disturbed this happened to the Wells Fargo History Museum, but are grateful no team member was harmed," he says. "Additionally, the historic stagecoaches on site were not damaged. Rest assured, the museum will reopen, so it can continue to serve the thousands of visitors and Bay Area residents who visit it each year."

Just last week, some crooks slammed a car into the Patagonia store near Fisherman's Wharf, making off with several high-end jackets. 

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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