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Lost and Stolen SpecimensPortland after show Theft

25th Oct 2017 18:42 BSTRob Woodside Manager

I have some very sad news to relay from the Portland Regional 2017

show. Montana Gems, Inc. was robbed of their entire inventory while

at dinner at the McDonalds on Cornell near Costco. Randy and Katie

Gneiting had left the Fairplex and were on their way to another show.

They stopped to eat before getting on the highway. Their car was

broken into and the cases with the inventory were taken. This would

have been Sunday, October 15, after 5:00pm when the show closed.

Montana Gems, Inc. is best known for their Montana Yogo sapphires.

Their inventory is valued at over $300,000.00 and was collected over

40 years of their lives.

Detective Patrick Brady of the Hillsboro Police Department is in

charge of the investigation for this crime. If you have any

information - saw or heard anything suspicious during the show or at

the end during tear down - please contact him. He can be reached at

503.615.3444 (his direct line). The case number is 17-08625. Please

refer to the case number if you contact him.

Please pass on the information about the theft while attending

other shows and to any rock and mineral clubs you may belong to.

Thank you, Linda Harvey Dealer Chair Portland Regional Gem & Mineral

Show Association 503.310.3036
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