FBI Turns To Social Media In Search For Suspect In $2M Heist

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One week ago, police say 22-year-old Ken Konias, of Dravosburg, pulled off one of the biggest heists in recent history.

“Many criminals when they first commit an act that they haven’t planned too well and when they start to run, knowing there’s a lot of interest from police, they usually try to go to ground,” Larry Likar, a La Roche College professor, said. “They’ll find either they had pre-positioned the location or if they’re on the run, they’ll find a place where they think they can hide.”

Konias is still on the run. His former co-worker, 32-year-old Michael Haines, has been laid to rest. His former employer, GARDA, is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest.

The FBI is using social media – another tactic to turn up the heat.

“It’s a high priority case here in Pittsburgh,” FBI Agent Rob Amborsini said. “This is the first time the Pittsburgh division has done something like this with this case.”

The FBI says since using Facebook, they’ve already had several hundred downloads of their Most Wanted poster. They also plan to use Twitter.

Larry Likar, La Roche College
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