FBI Offers Reward For Gold Heist Suspect

PHOTO: Florida Department of Corrections

WILSON, NC (WBZ-AM) -- Federal investigators have identified a new suspect in a Hollywood-like, three-year-old robbery with Massachusetts ties.

The $10 thousand the FBI is offering for information leading them to 56-year-old Pedro Santamaria is on top of the $50 thousand that trucking company TransValue offered shortly after the 2015 heist.

Santamaria was allegedly part of a gang that used a remote control to disable a truck carrying gold bars from Miami to a Bridgewater processing plant, as it stretched through a desolate stretch of I-95 in North Carolina. The truck’s crew was incapacitated by remote-controlled gas canisters.

The take in the improbable heist? Nearly $5 million.

Two Florida men were already convicted in their part of the robbery in 2016. Authorities hope that this latest reward will help lead them to conviction number three.

WBZ NewsRadio’s Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) Reports:

 

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