FBI investigating $500G theft from armored van in Detroit

30 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Brazen thief steals $500,000 cash from armored truck in Detroit using security guard disguise.

The unidentified male suspect, disguised in a Loomis armored transport uniform, reportedly fooled the van’s driver, who mistook the thief for a coworker, according to the Detroit Free Press. A Detroit thief armed with nothing more than a convincing costume stole over half a million dollars from an armored truck Friday — and is still on the run, police said.“It was a larceny as opposed to a robbery,” Detroit Police Sergeant Cassandra Lewis told The Detroit News. “No weapon was used, no threats, no force and no injuries.” The suspect grabbed two bags of money out of the van before fleeing, MLive.com reported. “The FBI has taken the lead on the investigation because it seems to be of a suspicious nature,” Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt told the Free Press. “Detroit police are working with the FBI on this heist.

We’re still looking at video to see how this person escaped.” The theft occurred near the Greektown Casino, though that establishment said the funds in the armored van were not “going into or coming out of our property.” “As always, we are collaborating with law enforcement agencies to share information and video, as needed,” Rock Gaming Vice President of Communications Gayle Joseph told MLive.com. Sources told the station that the thief asked the Loomis driver to open the van, which the driver did willingly after assuming the man was a co-worker based on his uniform. “The good thing is that no one was hurt.

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