Highway Robbery: Thieves Steal Nearly $5 Million in Gold From Armored Truck
An armored truck was robbed of nearly $5 million in gold while it was stranded on a highway in rural North Carolina.
Jonathan Serrie reported on "Happening Now" that FBI agents are now assisting local authorities in trying to locate the millions of dollars in gold bars, in addition to the three armed men who reportedly robbed the truck.
Serrie reported that the gold bars, which weighed 275 lbs, were being transported on a Transvalue Inc. armored truck from the company's headquarters in Miami to Attleboro, Massachusetts.
The two guards onboard the truck told authorities that the vehicle had mechanical problems, forcing them to pull over on a rural stretch of I-95 in Wilson, North Carolina.
The guards say three armed men pulled up in a white van, ordered them to lay on the ground while they tied their hands behind their back. They say the robbers then forced them to walk into the woods while they emptied the truck and made their getaway.
Transvalue is offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrests of the suspects responsible.
Watch the report from "Happening Now" above.