Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Museum Theft Suspects Caught on Camera

Some museums have working security cameras in them, such as this maritime museum in Florida. Have a look at this video, do you recognise these two people?


Pass it on.

On 18th August 2010 a gold bar salvaged from the wreck of a 15th Century Spanish Galleon was stolen from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West. While the theft was caught on the museum's CCTV system the item remains un-recovered and both the museum and their insurers are appealing for information on the object's current location.
- A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the gold bar's recovery -

The rare 11in. long bar weighs approximately 5lb and was identified by treasure hunter Mel Fisher in 1980 amidst the underwater remains of the Santa Margarita. This beautiful and iconic piece of cultural heritage bears a unique symbol identifying its original owner and is stamped in roman numerals denoting its 16-carat purity.

The bar had been displayed at the museum in a see-through safety box which afforded visitors a unique opportunity to both touch and lift the object directly. The thieves broke into the museum shortly after it closed to the public.

If you have any information regarding the bar or the suspects depicted above, please contact

The Art Loss Register, Christopher A.Marinello, +44 (0) 207 5782 or email chris.marinello@artloss.com

Interesting comment below the video too.

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