November 28, 2014

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FBI arrests two in $7M armored car heist

CLEVELAND – A couple wanted in the disappearence of $7 million in cash and checks from an armored car company was arrested Saturday in West Virginia, the FBI said.

Roger Lee Dillon, 22, and his girlfriend, Nicole N. Boyd, 24, were arrested by agents from Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Beckley, W.Va., early Saturday morning outside Beckley, FBI Special Agent Scott Wilson said.

Wilson said “a large sum of money” was recovered at the time of the arrests. Dillon was an employee of AT Systems International. Two drivers discovered the safes had been cleaned out and called police.

Dillon was charged with bank larceny, and Boyd was charged with aiding and abetting, the FBI said. The FBI is holding a news conference  Monday, Wilson said.

A pickup truck belonging to Dillon was found in a parking lot in Salem, Ohio, after a resident recognized it from news reports, police said. The FBI towed the truck on Thursday.

Officials said the alarm system was deactivated, safes were opened and money to be delivered to banks was gone. Then the alarm system was reactivated.

Dillon didn`t show up for work Tuesday, the FBI said.

He began work at AT Systems International`s Liberty office less than one year ago, said a representative of Garda, the company that purchased AT Systems in April. AT Systems offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible. Wilson said he didn`t know if anyone was eligible to receive the reward because of the arrests.