Disturbing the Pieces: $3 Million Worth of Gold Nuggets Stolen From California Courthouse

February 3, 2012 Updated Feb 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM EDT

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Disturbing the Pieces: $3 Million Worth of Gold Nuggets Stolen From California Courthouse

February 3, 2012 Updated Feb 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM EDT

According to the Los Angeles Times, some brazen thieves made off with $3 million in gold nuggets this week after breaking into a California courthouse early Wednesday morning and stealing the gold from a display on the area's mining history.

The gold nuggets had been donated to Siskiyou County by minors over the last several decades, according to the Los Angeles Times report.

Read the Los Angeles Times story HERE.