Germany Celtic Treasure Stolen

Coins of the Celtic Treasure are shown on display at the local Celtic and Roman Museum in Manching, Germany, on May 31, 2006. [FRANK MAECHLER/DPA VIA AP, FILE]

BERLIN — Thieves who broke into a southern German museum and stole hundreds of ancient gold coins got in and out in nine minutes without raising the alarm, officials said Wednesday, in a further sign that the heist was the work of organized criminals.

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