FBI Investigates $625,000 Gold Heist at Miami International Airport

Gold bars disappeared shortly after they were unloaded from plane: Police

By Brian Hamacher
|  Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 12:05 PM EDT
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The FBI is investigating after $625,000 in gold bars were somehow stolen minutes after it was unloaded from a plane at Miami International Airport. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

The FBI is investigating after $625,000 in gold bars were somehow stolen minutes after it was unloaded from a plane at Miami International Airport. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

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The FBI is investigating after $625,000 in gold bars were somehow stolen minutes after it was unloaded from a plane at Miami International Airport.

The theft happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday shortly after American Airlines Flight 902 from Guayaquil, Ecuador, which was carrying the gold, landed at the airport, according to a Miami-Dade Police incident report.

According to the report, the plane had docked at Gate D3 where the property was removed from the cargo area by five workers.

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At one point, the cart was driven to the other side of the plane and left there, but it's unknown who moved it, the report said.

A short time later, a tug from Gate D6 stopped at the cart before going to Gate D37 and then an alleyway, where video surveillance of the tug was lost, the report said.

The cart was found about an hour later in front of Gate D19.

The FBI is investigating the incident but gave no details. An American Airlines spokeswoman said they are assisting authorities with the investigation.

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