DuPoint stolen coin collection.
April 5, 2004 8:53 PM   Subscribe

For 36 years, Harold Gray has been on an extraordinary mission -- to recover what may be the most famous stolen coin collection in the United States. Since October 1967, when five hooded gunmen invaded the Coconut Grove estate of chemical empire heir Willis Harrington duPont, binding the family with silk neckties and stealing the valuable coin collection from duPont's safe, Gray has been on the case. ''We remain,'' he says today, ``in hot pursuit.''
posted by stbalbach (4 comments total)
Given the length of time and what seems to be a distinct inability to find any sort of lead in the case, I don't think I'd classify what pursuit there is as "hot"--far from it, in fact.

Fun, quirky story though.
posted by The God Complex at 9:00 PM on April 5, 2004

"Hot pursuit?"

Why am I have visions of this man?
posted by keswick at 10:34 PM on April 5, 2004

Having just read an article in the April issue of Playboy about tracking down coin thieves, I'm thinking this corner of law enforcement is much more exciting than I'd thought. CSI: Treasury Department, anyone?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 11:21 PM on April 5, 2004

Quite interesting - good post.
posted by insulglass at 9:12 AM on April 6, 2004

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