The government is asking the public to provide information regarding the robbery of a tractor-trailer carrying precious metals that occurred in Wilson County, North Carolina, on March 1, 2015.
On that day, the tractor-trailer left Miami, Florida, scheduled to arrive in Boston on March 2.
Around 6:30 p.m. on March 1, while traveling on Interstate 95 in Wilson County, the occupants of the tractor-trailer pulled over along the side of the Interstate. The reason for the stop is still under investigation.
After stopping, the truck and its occupants were set upon by at least two armed males who announced themselves as “Policia” and placed traffic cones near the truck. The two males, who gave instructions in Spanish, restrained the truck’s occupants and led them into the woods before gaining entry to the trailer and stealing approximately $4.9 million in gold bars.
The two men left the scene in a white van.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the individuals responsible for the robbery and the recovery of the gold.
An additional reward may be available through the courier company, TransValue Inc. The company may be contacted directly for further details at 305-592-0997.
Considering that the gold shipment originated in South Florida, investigators believe that the robbers may have a South Florida link.
If anyone has information about the identity of the robbers, they are urged to call the FBI at 754-703-2000.