Never leave your vaults open. The mint in Mexico City learned this lesson the hard way. On Tuesday, during broad daylight, an estimated $2.5 million in coins was stolen. The thieves reportedly entered the mint and threw the security guard to the ground and made off with 1,567 gold coins from the open vault.
Although the face value of the coins stolen were only 50 pesos, their trade value is for 31,500, roughly $1,600.
The police and bank security and personnel are working to identify the robbers using security footage. According to the mint, security protocols were not being followed at the time and the guard and two other staff members (who had been working at the time during the heist) have been taken in for questioning.
Only time will tell if the thieves will be caught.