I-95 Heist: Mass.-bound truck robbed of $4.8M in silver & gold in No. Carolina
A tractor trailer carrying 275 pounds of gold from Miami to Massachusetts was robbed in North Carolina after engine trouble forced the armed guards to pull over on I-95, officials said.
Soon after, the guards from TransValue, Inc. say, three armed men drove up in a white van, ordered them to the ground, tied their hands, and took the gold, valued at $4.8 million.
Before leaving the scene Sunday night, the thieves marched the men into a thicket of dense brush and trees, the guards reported.
"This is very rare," Jesus Rodriguez Jr., an official with TransValue, told The Times in Wilson County, N.C.
The FBI may now get involved, the newspaper said.
"We have been notified and are coordinating with our law enforcement partners to determine whether a federal crime has been committed," said Shelley Lynch, public affairs specialist of the FBI Charlotte Division.
Anyone with info should contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 237-2118.