Stolen safe had $250K worth of silver bars in it

A $5,000 cash reward is being offered for information about the theft of a vintage safe with approximately a quarter million dollars of silver bars and coins in it.

The Hall Mosler safe was stolen during a burglary at Park Elm Apartments, 415 N. Third St., in Marshalltown, July 6, according to Craig Brooks, a private detective from Des Moines.

Brooks said because of the scale of the safe and its contents, he believes more than one person to be involved in the theft.

An award is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the theft.

Cash is also being offered for valuable information in the case.

Brooks may be reached at 515-246-8100 or

The initial police report filed by the Marshalltown Police Department did not indicate the value of the belongings in the safe. The police collected evidence at the scene, but have no suspects at this time, according to Capt. Mike Hanken, of the Marshalltown Police Department.

Brooks was hired privately to investigate.