Highway Robbers Grab Gold

Peter’s Commentary:

I know this story is over a week old. But it’s a classic highway robbery. $4 million in gold stolen from a tractor-trailor on the Interstate 95 in Eastern North Carolina.

Highway Robbery

Highway Robbery
Photo by Paul Townsend

From Reuters, March 2, 2015

Two armed security guards employed by the transport company, TransValue Inc, reported the robbery around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday to Wilson County sheriff’s deputies.

The guards told officers that earlier in the evening, as they were passing through Wilson County about 50 miles east of Raleigh, their truck carrying the shipment of gold and silver had mechanical problems, so they pulled it to the side of the road.

While they were parked, three armed men in a white van approached them, ordered them onto the ground and tied their hands behind their backs, police said.

The men made the guards walk into the woods and then left with several barrels of gold estimated to be worth more than $4 million, police said. <More>

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