FBI recovers gold bar from North Carolina robbery in Florida

AP News
Posted: Apr 20, 2015 5:12 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A gold bar stolen in a $5 million armored truck robbery in North Carolina has been recovered by the FBI in South Florida, and authorities suspect a Miami-area connection.

The FBI on Monday released a photo of the 26-pound gold bar, worth up to $500,000. The FBI is seeking the public's help finding other gold bars from the March 1 robbery along Interstate 95 in North Carolina. The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges.

Authorities offered no other details on the bar's recovery.

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Robbers stole 275 pounds of gold worth nearly $5 million from the truck, bound for Boston from Miami. The FBI says the robbers identified themselves in Spanish as police before tying the guards' hands and leading them into woods.