Thief Hits Oakland Museum-Again

Oakland Museum of California, 2011. Photo by Greg Habiby.

A thief has likely hit a plexiglass case and made off with valuable objects a second time, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. According to an article posted today, police believe the person who stole a gold box with ornamentation depicting early California scenes this week is likely the same one who made off with some gold nuggets in November. City officials say the box is worth some $800,000 and have posted a $12,000 reward. The stolen box measures 7 by 9 inches and weighs about 3 pounds. It’s been in the museum’s collections since the 1960s.

Photo: Oakland Museum of California, 2011. Photo by Greg Habiby.

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