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FBI Finds Gold Bar From Highway Heist In Florida

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On March 1, three armed men stole $4.9 million in gold bars from two guards who had pulled over on the side of I-95 with car trouble — it was the eleventh-largest gold heist in history. Details were sparse at the time although a local CBS affiliate was able to provide the following color:


The sheriff's office says the guards reported that three armed men in a white van approached them, ordered them to the ground, tied their hands behind their backs and forced them to walk into some nearby woods. Investigators, who responded to the scene shortly before 7 p.m., said the men then reportedly took several barrels of gold and left while the guards were in the woods.

For our part, we suggested Simon Gruber (or someone else whose relatives had been killed by John McLane) may have been behind the plot. 

This morning, further details about the ongoing case were released after one of the missing bars turned up in South Florida. Here’s more via ABC:


One of the gold bars stolen in a highway heist last month has been found in South Florida, according to the FBI.


"We believe that additional gold bars from the robbery may still be in South Florida and we continue to need the public’s help in solving this crime,” the agency says.


Two suspects made off with approximately $4.9 million in gold bars after holding up an unmarked van on March 1 in North Carolina, authorities have said. The van was transporting about $10 million in precious metals from Florida to Massachusetts...


Days after the robbery, Wilson County, North Carolina, Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. said the suspects placed a traffic cone behind the van while they unloaded the gold from the trunk. That cone had the marking of a company that only does work in Florida.


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