The seminal textbook of criminalistics by Hanns Groß (1893) records an odd and rather stupid (or drug-induced desperate?) variety of "scrap" Platinum theft, perhaps dating from the Platinum peak?
Citation: Manuel pratique d'instruction judiciaire à l'usage des procureurs..., Vol. 2 ("Sad Cases" Ch. 22, p.475) Hanns Gross, Gabriel Bourcart, Wintzweiller