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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves smashed a stolen SUV through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn and made off with historic gold nuggets on display.
Police said the museum security guard was held at gunpoint as the three masked thieves stole the nuggets from an exhibit case Tuesday morning. The guard wasn't hurt
Police say the suspects drove off in a waiting sedan with 10 ounces of gold.
A Wells Fargo spokesman says the company is grateful no one was injured and no damage came to the historic stagecoaches displayed at the museum. The museum is located at the site in San Francisco where Wells Fargo was founded in 1852.
Gold nuggets also were taken in a September 2012 robbery at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum.
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