Money flies out of armored vehicle in North Carolina

by: Jesse Ullmann, Matthew Memrick, Connor Lomis



CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) – About $100,000 in cash stolen since an armored truck in North Carolina earlier this week, and local police are trying to track down anyone who took some of the money in the incident.

Police said the GardaWorld armored truck was driving through Charlotte Thursday morning when the vehicle became disabled and the doors opened, spilling boxes of cash onto the roadway.

Witnesses at nearby businesses said they had never seen anything like it.

“It was chaos, man,” said Rob Cook, who works at the nearby Clipper Barbershop. “Barrels of money everywhere. Everyone there.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officials are reportedly looking to identify anyone who may have taken cash during the incident, by reviewing footage from nearby security cameras and videos posted to social media.

Police have not revealed how many persons of interest they have identified in the case. GardaWorld told Nexstar’s WJZY the company would not comment on its internal investigation.

“They didn’t get much money if they got any,” Cook said of the bystanders who grabbed the cash. “But if you got this money… you should give it back. »


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