DATE: June 4, 2014
CONTACT: Sergeant Filbert Barrer
SUBJECT: Gold Nugget Stolen From Flandrau Planetarium.
On Saturday May 31, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a gold nugget from the Hubert de Monmonier Collection was stolen from the Flandrau Planetarium at the University of Arizona. The gold nugget measures 3.11 in. x 1.26 in. by .9 in. (7.9 cm x 3.2 cm x 2.3 cm) and weighs .48 pounds (7 ounces). The nugget is valued at $30,000 and is well-known to the mineral community and museum enthusiasts.
Anyone with information pertaining to this crime, suspect, or the location of the nugget is asked to contact police by dialing 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.