The Tell: Wells Fargo robbed; historic gold nuggets stolen

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Thieves smashed an SUV into a Wells Fargo museum in downtown San Francisco early Tuesday and made off with historic gold nuggets, according to media reports.

The bank-owned museum, located on the site of the original Wells Fargo & Co. WFC, -1.05%   bank on Montgomery Street, maintains a display of historical items from the California Gold Rush, including a stage coach.

The thieves smashed through the glass windows early in the morning, grabbed nuggets on display and escaped in another vehicle, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Three suspects in ski masks reportedly fled the scene in the getaway car.


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