Over $2 Million Stolen In Armored Car Robbery
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Over $2 million is missing after an armored car robbery Tuesday afternoon and police are learning more about the suspect in the case.
According to police, one of the armored car’s guards was found shot to death at the scene and his partner is believed to be the suspect.
Michael Haines, 31, of East McKeesport, was found dead near the 31st Street Bridge in the Strip District around 3:45 p.m. Haines had suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, police said that some of the stolen money had been come from several locations including the Rivers Casino, PNC, Macy’s and JC Penney.
The suspect in the case, 22-year-old Kenneth John Konias, Jr., is still on the run, but an arrest warrant is expected to be issued soon.
Konias had worked for GARDA for about a year, while Haines had only started with the company three months ago. Police have said Haines was not involved in the heist.
Konias was seen running from the scene and dropped off the cash at an undisclosed location. He later returned with his own vehicle, picked up the cash and took off.
Police said he lived with his parents in Dravosburg and did visit the home between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday.
While at the home, he made a few calls and then ditched his cell phone near the Century III Mall.
He is believed to have three semi-automatic weapons in his possession. Two belong to him and the third belonged to Haines.
He may be driving a tan Ford Explorer with PA license plate GZW-4572.
District Attorney Stephen Zappala that if convicted, Konias could face the death penalty.
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