SAN FRANCISCO—Ten ounces of historic gold nuggets were stolen from Wells Fargo Corporate Museum in a smash-and-grab robbery on Tuesday, January 27.
At approximately 2:30 a.m., a Chevrolet Suburban was rammed through the front revolving door of the museum. The three robbers then held the night time security guard at gun point while stealing the gold from a display case.
The suspects fled the scene with a bounty of $10,000 worth of nuggets, leaving in a four-door sedan driven by a getaway driver.
The security guard who was held at gunpoint did not sustain any bodily injury during the robbery.
The tactics employed during Tuesday robbery are very similar to those used in a series of smash-and-grab robberies that have taken place in San Francisco. Authorities are investigating any potential connections between the robbery of the Wells Fargo Museum and the other robberies.
Anyone with knowledge of the robberies is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 575-4444, or text TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.