Germany: Suspects go on trial over heist of 100 kg gold coin in Berlin

The trial over the 2017 theft of a giant Canadian gold coin from Berlin's Bode Museum, dubbed the «Big Maple Leaf,» began at the district court in Berlin on Thursday. Four suspects, between 20 and 24 years of age, stand accused of the crime. The trial is being held in front of the youth offenders court due to the age of the suspects at the time of the crime. The earliest due date for a verdict... Еще at the end of March, with 12 scheduled hearing days. Lisa Jani, Press spokesperson of the district court in Berlin, explained that one of the accused worked as a security guard, and “allegedly gave important information to one of the other suspects regarding details of the location and security procedures. The other three suspects are accused of committing the actual theft.» Made of pure gold and weighing approximately 100 kg, the coin is adorned with the image of Queen Elizabeth and the maple leaf of Canada, from where it hails. The coin, which is valued 3.75 Million Euro [$4.32 Million], has still not been found.

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