It’s Down There, But Don’t Dig for It

April 19, 2009 at 11:22 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Cops in Bend, Oregon, are striving to keep local treasure-seekers from seeking a criminal couple’s buried loot.

A couple from Hawaii who pleaded guilty to stealing $2 million in silver, gold, rare coins and jewelry from a Bend home made a plea deal which entailed their promise to help police recover the buried coins and jewelry. More than half has been recovered so far, according to KTVZ. Last year, Dakotahaand Connie Yarborough burglarized the home.

“About 1,200 pounds of silver were recovered last fall, when Dakotah Yarborough was arrested in the Bend area, while his wife was captured in Redwood City, Calif. On Tuesday, police recovered more than 400 1-ounce American Eagle gold bullion coins, worth about $962 per coin at current market value, and about $600,000 in jewelry, including a solid-gold bracelet….

“Police are understandably not saying the location where the items were buried, both to make sure they can find the rest and to keep people from digging up the countryside on a buried-treasure hunt.”

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