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Reward offered for recovery of stolen Tourmaline pieces


Last updated 10/11/2017 at Noon

The museum display case shows the relative specimen sizes.

The Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society (FGMS) announced that it is offering a “generous reward” for information leading to the recovery of all, or some, of the stolen pieces that thieves absconded with after breaking into the society’s museum at approximately 4 a.m. Sept. 10.

The burglars broke through a chain-locked wrought iron gate, double glass doors and then smashed four glass cases in a smash-and-grab job that netted them five large Tourmaline specimens (shown in the photos accompanying this story) that FGMS officials termed “iconic and irreplaceable.”

According to Mary Fong...

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