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MCSO looking to identify men who stole $20K of amethyst from mine

Jan 2, 2019, 8:12 PM | Updated: 8:46 pm
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PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying two men who stole up to $20,000 worth of amethyst from an Arizona mine.

According to the sheriff’s office, two white men between the ages of 25 and 30 broke into the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine in the Tonto National Forest in August.

They were seen leaving with a 5-gallon bucket full of the gem at estimated worth of $15,000-$20,000.

One man was estimated to be 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, while the other was approximately 5 feet 6 inches.

(MCSO Photo)

One of the suspects was seen getting into a black Toyota Tundra with a possible partial Arizona plate of “GYO65.”

The car had damage to the driver’s side door and front quarter panel and was missing plastic trim around the rear tailgate handle.

The sheriff’s office asked anyone with information on the suspects’ identities to call (602) 876-TIPS.

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MCSO looking to identify men who stole $20K of amethyst from mine