Baghdad Gunmen Steal $3.8m Gold

By John Lee.

Three gunmen wearing military uniforms have stolen more than 250 pounds of gold from a jeweler in Baghdad.

A senior police official told NBC News that the men, traveling in a Land Cruiser with no licence plate and tinted windows, stopped a car belonging to the jeweler near the International Zone and threatened to kill him, before making off with three bags containing a total of 98 gold bars, with each weighing 2.2 pounds.

They also took a fourth bag filled with 37.5 pounds of "golden accessories".

One estimate values that total haul at up to $3.8 million (4.4 billion Iraqi dinars).

(Source: NBC News)


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