Coober Pedy police are investigating the theft of a significant quantity of opal, and gold and silver ingots from Coober Pedy this week and ask dealers of precious stones and metals to be wary of anyone offering cheap deals.
Between Monday evening 20 February and Tuesday morning, a residential property in Coober Pedy was broken into with thieves stealing the opals and ingots.
The stolen items which are valued of over $100,000 include: A large quantity of cut and uncut opal pieces, solid, doublet and triplet pieces. Some of the opal is loose and some in gold settings.
•10 x 1kg silver ingots measuring 90mm x 50mm.
•6 x 1oz gold ingots, square in shape.
Coober Pedy police believe the thieves will try and sell many of stolen items particularly the gold and silver ingots. Police ask anyone, in particular dealers in precious stones and metals to be wary of persons approaching them with ‘cheap deals’ or similar items for sale.
Anyone with information about theft is asked contact BankSA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au