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Gables Detectives Arrest Suspect In $2 Million Gold Theft

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Three .9999 fine gold bars, 400 troy ounces or 28 lbs each, with a combined value of more than USD 2 million, are displayed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) August 27, 2012, in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Three .9999 fine gold bars, 400 troy ounces or 28 lbs each, with a combined value of more than USD 2 million, are displayed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) August 27, 2012, in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

South Florida Crime

CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) — Call him Goldfingers. Police are calling him their newest inmate.

Coral Gables police have arrested a suspect in the recent theft of approximately $2 million in gold from a man as he exited his apartment in the 400 block of Valencia Avenue, the Coral Gables Police Department reported Tuesday.

The victim, 51, was identified in police documents as a courier for a Bolivian gold mining company. He was about to leave the elevator on the ground floor of the building shortly before 8 a.m. on Oct.  12 when three men approached him as the doors opened, the police report stated.

One of the men, brandishing a semi-automatic handgun, entered the elevator, struck the victim with his forearm and pushed him against the back wall of the elevator.

“We only came for the gold,” the gunman said while the two accomplices grabbed two rolling suitcases containing a total of 110 pounds of gold, according to police.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report.)

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