>> It was a robbery that stunned Germans, from a prestigious museum in the heart of the capital. Thieves taking a gold coin worth $4 million from Berlin's Bode museum back in March. Some progress now it seems on the investigation, German special commandos arresting several people during raids on Wednesday in the city.
Thieves stole the coin, which weighs 100 kilos, from behind bulletproof glass. Their way in sounds pretty low tech. They probably used a ladder to climb through a window from this bridge. The Canadian coin was called the Big Maple Leaf and bore the image of Queen Elizabeth. Its face value, about $1 million.
Its material worth four times that. An unrivaled degree of purity, earning it an entry into the Guinness Book of Records. But being worth its weight in gold may have counted against it. Police fear the thieves will, by now, have melted it down.