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Armed robbers in Mexico steal gold coins from government coin maker


Reuters
Updated: 07-08-2019 01:08 IST
Armed robbers in Mexico steal gold coins from government coin maker

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Armed robbers stole gold coins worth more than $2 million from a Mexican government coin manufacturer in Mexico City on Tuesday, security officials said. Two people, one wielding a firearm, broke into a "Casa de Moneda" in the morning after throwing a security guard to the ground and taking his gun, according to a Mexico City police report.

One of the robbers then went to the vault, which was open, and filled a backpack with 1,567 gold coins, police said. According to Mexican bank Banorte, the coins are known as "centenarios" have a face value of 50 pesos but trade for 31,500 pesos ($1,610) each, bringing the haul's total value to at least $2.5 million.

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COUNTRY : Mexico