International gold thief arrested, extradited, then released

Rockville, MD – On June 13, 2022, a 32-year-old international gold thief was extradited from Lubbock, TX to Rockville, MD. The suspect, identified as Mircea Lucaci, had been wanted for stealing gold from a coin shop in August 2022.

Several hours after Lucaci’s arrival in Rockville, MD, he was released on a $350 cash bond. Watch the video below to learn more. If you have any information regarding Lucaci’s whereabouts, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at .


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