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$300K Brink’s heist: Men distract worker in Brooklyn, thief swipes cash

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January 17, 2023
By The Associated Press


A man made off with $300,000 cash in a bizarre Brink’s truck robbery outside a Brooklyn, N.Y., bank last week, police say.

According to police, the thief swiped an unattended money bag from the armored truck’s bumper while two other men distracted the Brink’s employee by asking him for directions.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. on Jan. 6 during a bank money drop at a Chase Bank branch in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. On Saturday, police released photos of the men and asked for the public’s help finding them.

In images taken from a surveillance camera outside the bank, a man can be seen crossing the street with what appears to be a bag of cash in his hands.

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All three men remained at large as of Monday. A Brink’s spokesperson said the company is working with law enforcement.


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