Thieves Pinch Ancient Gold Bar From Florida Museum

Two thieves broke into a display case in a Florida museum and pinched a gold bar recovered from a shipwrecked Spanish galleon. The bar's worth is estimated at $550,000.

Police say security footage shows two suspects break into the case in the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West at about 5.15pm on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

The bar was recovered in 1980 from the Santa Margarita shipwreck off the coast of the Florida Keys. The ship sank in a 1622 hurricane, along with seven others. All the boats were loaded with gold bars, jewelry and silver coins.