Published December 01, 2012
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Police in Curacao say they have several leads following a brazen heist in which gunmen pretending to be police stole 70 gold bars worth an estimated $11.5 million from a fishing boat.
Spokesman Reggie Huggins told The Associated Press Saturday that authorities have the license plate number of one of the three cars used in Friday's getaway. He said they also have received several tips from the public.
Police say at least six men were involved, but no one has been arrested.
Huggins said police are still interviewing the ship's captain and three crew members, one of whom said they brought the gold from Guyana.
Officials in Guyana said they are investigating whether the gold was indeed mined in the South American country.