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  • Chilliwack man shaken after home invaders take $750,000 in silver

    Personally, mine all sits in (lots) of safe deposit boxes. WTF would you have this at home AND let people know what you have? Srsly...

    http://www.theprovince.com/cars/Chil...387/story.html

    Chilliwack man shaken after home invaders take $750,000 in silver







    By Lora Grindlay and Sean Sullivan, The ProvinceFebruary 16, 2011



    A Chilliwack man says he is traumatized after he was punched, stabbed and tied up by home-invading thieves who made off with his life savings in silver bars.

    The two thugs, wearing what he described as fake police uniforms, unloaded a vault and spirited away with $750,000 in silver the man had bought as an investment last year.

    The 52-year-old victim, still shaking after the robbery at his Imperial Street home on Feb. 9, now wonders who among his friends or acquaintances is behind the brazen midday theft.

    “Obviously some friend, or friend of a friend, or friend of a family member was told and they leaked it to the wrong people,” he said.

    Due to the circumstances, the man’s name is being withheld by The Province.

    The home invaders initially told the victim they were investigating a domestic assault, then said they were looking for methamphetamine in his vault. One carried a gun.

    After punching him hard in the face and stabbing him with a kitchen knife, they forced him into providing the combination for his vault. That vault, about one metre deep and another metre wide, was stacked with what Chilliwack police describe as “several thousand ounces” of silver.

    “It’s the bulk of my life savings,” said the man.

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    Re: Chilliwack man shaken after home invaders take $750,000 in silver

    He should have had 1% of his money in lead.

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      Re: Chilliwack man shaken after home invaders take $750,000 in silver

      Originally posted by doom&gloom
      Personally, mine all sits in (lots) of safe deposit boxes.
      There are some good reasons why safety deposit boxes aren't ideal:

      http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4832471&page=1

      The 50 U.S. states are holding more than $32 billion worth of unclaimed property that they're supposed to safeguard for their citizens. But a "Good Morning America" investigation found some states aggressively seize property that isn't really unclaimed and then use the money -- your money -- to balance their budgets.
      http://greatdepression2006.blogspot....revisited.html

      "All safe deposit boxes in banks or financial institutions have been sealed... and may only be opened in the presence of an agent of the I.R.S."
      Though I believe this quote is actually a fake...nonetheless...

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