Truck Drivers Carrying $4 Million In Gold & Silver Robbed At Gun Point

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Anchorman's Comment
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Truck Drivers Carrying $4 Million In Gold & Silver Robbed At Gun Point

Three armed men made off with an estimated $4 million in gold and silver after robbing a truck on Sunday night in North Carolina.

The armored truck, manned by two armed guards, experienced mechanical difficulties while traveling northbound on I-95.

When the vehicle pulled over to deal with the truck’s problems, they were approached by three men who held them at gunpoint, tying the guards’ hands and forcing them to walk into the woods. The thieves then escaped in a white van with several barrels full of gold while the guards were still in the woods.

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Carter's Comment
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My Spidey senses are tingling... something tells me that the "breakdown" wasn't random and that it is possible that the driver, or one of the guards wasn't terribly surprised.

Just sayin

J. Snow's Comment
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My Spidey senses are tingling... something tells me that the "breakdown" wasn't random and that it is possible that the driver, or one of the guards wasn't terribly surprised.

Just sayin

My spider sense said the same!! Inside job!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Yeah, this definitely doesn't pass the smell test.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Specially, when 1 would remain inside just in case! lol perfect timing to just "happen" upon that scenario and get rich, if only for a short time .....GPS in a fake bar?? hmmm good trick if they think that far ahead

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Not to mention, unless there's a fire, one guard would remain inside the armored car for security.

Todd W.'s Comment
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I would say that someone on that truck is expecting a cut too. My neighbor used to work for an armored car company and a guard staying with the vehicle inside is SOP throughout the industry.

Anchorman's Comment
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UPDATE: Police Suspect That Gold Heist Was An Inside Job

New information has surfaced in the case of the robbery of an armored car carrying over $4 million worth of gold in North Carolina which suggests that detectives suspect that it was an inside job.

It was initially reported that the armored truck pulled over because of mechanical issues, but newer reports say that the vehicle actually pulled off of the road because one of the passengers said he felt ill and needed to vomit. The armored vehicle was inspected by a mechanic, who found no mechanical problems.

Suspicious Facts in the Robbery of Armored Truck

Warrants obtained by ABC 11 show that detectives found several red flags regarding the robbery, including the fact that the stop was unscheduled. The truck was not marked, which was also suspicious.

New reports also show that the robbers left $5 million worth of silver behind. The gold that was stolen weighed an estimated 275 lbs.

The authorities have released sketches of the suspects. TransValue Inc., the company that supplied the armored truck and guards, has issued a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects or the recovery of the stolen gold. Anyone with information on the robbery is encouraged to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 237-2118.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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