Thursday, April 30, 2015

Golden Find

"Gold bar worth up to $500,000 recovered after heist" by Rebecca Fiore and Aneri Pattani Globe Correspondents  April 21, 2015

The FBI has recovered a gold bar in Florida linked to a March 1 heist from a truck bound for Boston that was carrying nearly $5 million worth of gold, officials said.

The recovered gold bar weighs 26 pounds and is valued between $470,000 and $500,000, the FBI said in a statement.

“This confirms that there is a South Florida nexus to this crime,” said Justin E. Fleck, the supervisory special agent leading the investigation. “We believe that additional gold bars from the robbery may still be in South Florida, and we continue to need the public’s help in solving this crime. The FBI reward of $25,000 still remains in effect.” 

South Florida screams Jewish mafia even though I know you were thinking drug cartels.

Two armed security guards were transporting barrels of silver and gold in a truck that left Miami on March 1 and was scheduled to arrive in Boston on March 2, the FBI said.

The guards pulled over on Interstate 95 in Wilson County, N.C., about 6:30 p.m. March 1, the Globe has reported.

The guards were approached by at least two armed men in a white van, who announced themselves as “policia” and placed traffic cones around the truck.

The men spoke in Spanish and ordered the guards out of the truck.

They tied the guards’ hands behind their backs and made them walk into the woods, the FBI said.

The thieves stole several barrels of gold, worth about $4.9 million, and fled in their van while the guards were still in the woods, the agency said.

Because the shipment left from South Florida, investigators believe the robbers might have a connection there, the FBI said.

The FBI has asked anyone with information to call....


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