Two people were arrested in Berlin on Wednesday in police raids connected with the spectacular theft of a 100-kilogram gold coin from a Berlin museum earlier this year.
A police spokesman said there was reason to believe that the suspects - held in a series of police raids in Berlin's Neukoelln district - are among people captured on CCTV footage of the theft.
On March 27, three people walked along the train tracks near Berlin's Hackescher Markt station, propped a ladder against the wall of the Bode Museum and climbed into the building.
They stole the 100-kilogram gold coin known as the "Big Maple Leaf," a commemorative coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007, and made off with it using a wheelbarrow they found inside the building.
Special police stand in front of a building in Berlin on Wednesday during raids.
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