UPDATED: Armed Men Steal $4.8M in Gold on NC Interstate Posted by Brian Ford on March 02, 2015
UPDATE: Approximately $4.8 million in gold bullion bars was stolen from a security company’s truck after its drivers got out of the truck because of mechanical problems.
The three guards said they were approached by men armed with guns on the side of Interstate 95 and forced to lie down on the ground so the men could tie them up before marching them into the woods.
The thieves allegedly stole two barrels of gold bullion bars that were headed from Florida to Massachusates.
This is an update to a previous story. Please see below for the original story.
At least three armed men stole $4 million in gold from a Transvalue armored truck on Monday morning after the security guards driving the truck pulled over on the side of Interstate 95 due to mechanical problems, authorities say.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating the security guards’ claims that they were forced to lie face down on the ground before being tied up and marched into the woods.
Authorities say three men unloaded barrels of gold from the back of the truck and left the scene with about $4 million in gold, although it was not specified if the gold was in coin or bar form. Based today’s gold spot price of $1,209.40 it would appear as though about 3307 ounces, or more than 200 pounds, of gold was taken by the thieves.
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