Sunday, March 17, 2013

California police raid tied to Gold heist

On January 13, 2013 news broke of a multi-agency police search on a home on Pomona Avenue in El Cerrito. It was tied to a $ 1.25m gold heist from the Siskiyou County Courthouse, according to a news report.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey was among 18-20 law enforcement personnel who served a search warrant at 200 block of Pomona, a block away from Harding Elementary School.

The gold, taken by two hooded suspects shown on security video, was part of a historic gold display tied to the county's role in the California Gold Rush and was worth more than $1.25 million, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's department.

The stolen items were described as "historic gold nuggets mined by some of the first settlers in the remote California-Oregon border."