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FBI wants Florida man in 2015 North Carolina highway heist

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.

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

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