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Sheriff's Office marks 56-year-old unsolved bank heist in White Sulpher Springs

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 13:11:16-05

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Monday, Feb. 24 marks the 56th anniversary of an unsolved break-in at the First National Bank in White Sulphur Springs.

According to a Facebook post, sometime over the previous weekend the suspects had entered the bank by breaking a window in the back of the building.

The vault door was "drilled and punched" and the thieves made off with nearly $30,000 in silver dollars and small coins. The coins weighed an estimated 1,700 lbs.

During the investigation, police found six and a half rolls of half dollars in the snow.

The Meagher County Sheriff's Office said in the post that it had been a snowy weekend. Highway 12 had been closed multiple times on Feb. 22 and 23.

Several people in town reported seeing suspicious vehicles in town over that weekend, however, neither of the vehicles were ever found and no suspects have ever been charged.

The sheriff's office says the case remains open to this day.