Two thieves broke into a display case in a Florida museum and pinched a gold bar recovered from a shipwrecked Spanish galleon. The bar's worth is estimated at $550,000.

Police say security footage shows two suspects break into the case in the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West at about 5.15pm on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

The bar was recovered in 1980 from the Santa Margarita shipwreck off the coast of the Florida Keys. The ship sank in a 1622 hurricane, along with seven others. All the boats were loaded with gold bars, jewelry and silver coins.

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The tales have become old while gold has reached the safest place. No federal could allow the multi dollar$ value to go around any corner and have the effect into its actual metals inventory. Thanks Lord, the tungsten filled bars were not present as these would once again be circulated leaving behind a millions of emotional doubts.

January 15 2013 at 2:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They will not be able to sell this gold bar with out melting it down and destroying a piece of history. Lets hope they don't get that chance and the police get them first. I would of expected this museum to have had 24/7 armed guards and redundant alarm systems. The imformation was lite on detail but it sounds like a smash and grab theft.

August 20 2010 at 1:26 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Might have been two of the "99ers" Beck

August 20 2010 at 8:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply