The strangers only need nine minutes to steal hundreds of valuable gold coins from the Manchinger Museum. They may have already melted down the stolen goods. However, the investigators are optimistic that they will at least find the perpetrators.
After the gold theft from the Celtic Roman Museum in Manching, the investigating public prosecutor's office is confident of being able to find the perpetrators. "All perpetrators boil with water and we already have our ways and means to counteract that," said Ingolstadt's chief public prosecutor, Nicolas Kaczynski. "I'm optimistic."
The case is "not a crime that you have on your desk every day. Especially with a public prosecutor's office that may not be one of the largest in Bavaria," he said. "It is all the more a great task for us to simply show what our colleagues can do and they will do it."
The investigators are also looking for the perpetrators internationally. Art databases have been notified of the theft in case the coins turn up there. And according to the LKA, Europol and Interpol were also involved in addition to the Federal Criminal Police Office. The stolen historical coins have a commercial value of 1.6 million euros. Their pure gold value is around 250,000 euros.
The director of the Nuremberg City Museums, Thomas Eser, assumes that the crime will have consequences for the way exhibits are presented in the future. "With this particularly barbaric type of art theft - it's not gentlemen's art theft like we know it from Hollywood - it's all about the material value. This will mean that we will be more cautious about the materiality in the future." In other words, the signs will often no longer state that something is made of gold or silver.