Oakland History Museum Cracks Theft Case

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    This is the display in the museum that was the target of thieves.

    A jewelry box that was stolen from the Oakland Museum of California earlier this year has been recovered, according to Oakland officials. A suspect has also been arrested in the case.

    There was a $12,000 reward  offered for information leading to the return of the priceless gold rush era box that was stolen in January.

    Someone broke in to the museum in the middle of the night and took it from a plexiglass display that had an alarm. The security guard on duty called 911, but the thief got away.

    $12,000 Reward For Stolen Oakland Museum Artifact

    [BAY] $12,000 Reward For Stolen Oakland Museum Artifact
    The Oakland Museum announced Tuesday it is offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to the return of a priceless gold rush era box stolen this week. Christie Smith reports.

    At the time of the heist, Oakland police said they thought the jewelry box theft was connected to the November theft of some gold nuggets. 

    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and museum officials held a news conference at the museum to announce the arrest. Mayor Quan congratulated the police department on a job well done.