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Burglary of Armored Car Company Foiled by Alert Officer

August 27, 2015  | 

A group of sophisticated burglars penetrated a vault at an armored car company on Long Island and nearly made off with $1.8 million, but their escape was foiled by an alert policeman on patrol near the remote office park, officials said Thursday, reports the Associated Press.

Edgar Medina, 53, of Brentwood, was charged with burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglars' tools in connection with the Aug. 16 break-in at the Loomis Armored Inc. warehouse in Hicksville, N.Y. Up to four other suspects are being sought.

Medina and between two and four other suspects, who police are now trying to find, were caught on video before they allegedly broke through a concrete wall and into the company's vault, police said. As the assailants were offloading the cash into a waiting car, the police officer pulled up, authorities said.

Chief of Detectives Kevin Smith said Medina spotted the officer coming and then "appears to throw something in the trunk and slam the trunk." Medina sped off, leading the officer on a brief pursuit before he was stopped a few blocks away, police said. When the officer looked in his trunk, he saw large plastic bags filled with cash.

Danny Peck, a senior vice president for risk management at the armored car company, said he was "pleased" with the police officer's actions, but declined to comment on the burglary. Workers from a vault repair company were at the warehouse Thursday afternoon.


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Adrian Stroud @ 8/29/2015 12:46 PM

Awesome job Officer! That's what it's all about, being proactive.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/29/2015 1:38 PM

Good job to that alert officer. Watch your back officer because the perps friends won't take you catching him lightly and may try to exact revenge.

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