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FBI wants Florida man in 2015 North Carolina highway heist

The FBI has identified a Florida man as an "armed and dangerous fugitive" who might have been involved in a multimillion dollar highway robbery in North Carolina more than three years ago

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The FBI has identified a Florida man as an “armed and dangerous fugitive” who might have been involved in a multimillion dollar highway robbery in North Carolina more than three years ago.

The News & Observer reports investigators think the approximately 56-year-old Pedro Santamaria was involved in the 2015 robbery of a TransValue tractor-trailer carrying precious metals from Miami to Boston. They say Santamaria was a gunman who bound and dragged guards into the woods.

According to Wilson County Sheriff’s Office documents, multiple armed men took more than $4 million in gold during the heist.

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information about Santamaria. The agency says he was born in Cuba and also has ties to California, Louisiana and Texas.

It’s unclear how he was identified.

Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

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