MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown police have arrested a suspect in the theft of a vintage safe containing a fortune in gold coins and silver bars.
The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/19Cqgal ) police on Friday charged 37-year-old Adam Beem, of Marshalltown, and issued warrants for three other suspects.
The arrest and warrants stem from the theft of a safe from a storage unit on July 6.
The antique safe is believed to have been filled with silver bars and gold coins valued at up to $250,000 that the owner had inherited from her father.
Investigators found that some of the silver had been sold to a Des Moines jewelry store. The cut-up remains of the safe were found in a creek bed near Ferguson, south of Marshalltown.
Police recovered many of the gold coins.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com