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Fugitive Charged in $2 Million Armored Vehicle Heist

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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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Fugitive Charged in $2 Million Armored Vehicle Heist


www.pittsburghlive.com

A Dravosburg man killed his fellow security guard, stole more than $2 million from their armored vehicle after picking up money at a casino, visited his parents' home, then took off, authorities said on Wednesday.
"Our belief is that he planned to rob the company, and if he had to kill a guard, he planned to do that," said Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. "He shot the guy from close range in the back of the head. That's pretty cold-blooded.
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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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This guy either has lost his marbles or has some huge cajones.

I mean if you're going to commit to an underground lifestyle don't start fresh with a killing under your belt. You can guarantee that the FED will be putting some things on hold to find this guy. It truly was a cold-blooded act.

Shoots the guy close range, grabs 2 mil runs off, tries to get a buddy to go down with him too, very cowardly if you ask me.

Also to quote the article "City auto squad detectives were driving along 31st Street on an unrelated investigation and observed several Garda employees near the truck. When they stopped to see if anything was wrong and identified themselves as police officers, a Garda manager asked for help."

This just stuck me as odd. I mean a huge money guarding business like Garda just reeks of organized crime. Im sorry it just does.
A young kid just busts his partner, takes 2 mil, calls a friend and admits it??
Then officers coming onto a murder scene are THEN asked for help?

Im sorry I dont mean to take something this serious and make it into your run of the mill conspiracy, but you have to admit this is a huge heist for a young first timer. Plus the strange actions of Garda make for an unusual playout as far as discovery and investigation. You would think that a truck carrying 2 mil would have GPS? How could they be so far behind this guy?

I wouldn't be surprised if they find this kid in a accident somewhere. What are your thoughts?

www.pittsburghlive.com
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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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I see it says he killed his fellow security guard, wow that means either friend or family. Thats pretty low.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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That's what I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around. He is such a young kid and he seemingly had a great job. Both parents at home, nice moderate SUV to drive around in. Why?

I mean $2 mil is a LOT. I just don't think I could pull myself to do that.

This whole thing is odd to me. Or is it just me?

Doesn't it also seem as though he should have been picked up by now?

I mean come on this guy did everything wrong from the start, but yet he is a ghost.

Also it says he didn't have the cash with him when he picked his truck up at work. So he must have stashed it around Philly somewhere. I wonder if it will ever be found?

How much of a coincidence would it be if he was found dead and the money was never recovered.

Somebody is getting a $2 mil payday.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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there was no reason to kill the security guard.

either way they would have known it was him. he just added a murder charge and the death penalty.

hopefully the catch this scum sucking garbage and pin him down for a lethal injection.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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These trucks drive around everywhere all the time with hardly any tracking. Im amazed this doesnt go on more often!!

Seems he either tried to get his buddy in on it and killed him for not going along/wanting to turn him in or he is heavily messed up on drugs.


The police report shows that Konias called a friend after the alleged shooting, reports Wpxi.com. He said, 'I f***ked up. My life is over.' He allegedly told the friend he had killed someone and that he had enough money to live on for the rest of his life.


Weird situations across the board thats for sure.

My .02¢

Silver



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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I completely agree, something about this whole scenario just doesn't fall in line with the usual usual.

Like I said so young, with good things going. I like the theory he may have tried to get his partner in on it and that may have been a major downfall to him. If he thought his partner would turn him in he would just silence him and go along with his plan to retire underground.

It still is such a long shot to think about, the time from the witness hearing a shot fired inside of an armored vehicle to Garda locating the vehicle but not notifying police, he did go to his parents house before disappearing for good, to change his clothes but he also had to make it to a hiding place with $2 mil. Supposedly enough to fit inside a large trash bag. Then make it to his car, then home, then who knows.

This guy is either part of some sort of heist and unfortunately just found out the best plan is to be alone in your ventures, or is really dumb and lucky thus far.

Either way my thoughts go out the friends and family of the victim. Money is a disaster to humanity and it only causes temporary pleasure for permanent hardship.

$2 Mil in gold would be hard as hell to move around.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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Anybody else from around the Nor-eastern area hear about this?

Anyone from around Philly?



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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Philadelphia is about 300 miles from Pittsburgh, which is where this occurred.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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Well there went my ATS credibility...I should have listened to my gut when it said I typed the wrong city.
I live in Maryland so trust when I say it was just a dumb mistake...

Okay so you read enough to find out geographic location and correct me, did you happen to form any opinions on the situation?

I know this doesn't exactly fall under UFO, Illuminati, GOV, War, or other types of conspiracies so forgive me if you guys feel this is a waste I just thought some would appreciate a rather strange event involving lots of monies.

Oh well moving on...



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by sykonot
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Okay so you read enough to find out geographic location and correct me, did you happen to form any opinions on the situation?

I know this doesn't exactly fall under UFO, Illuminati, GOV, War, or other types of conspiracies so forgive me if you guys feel this is a waste I just thought some would appreciate a rather strange event involving lots of monies.


My thought is that this was a bad decision that seemed like a good idea at the time. There are too many big heist movies out there and the weak minded can't tell the difference between reality and fantasy. The guy is still on the run with two million dollars. How he intends to leave the country with it or just be able to keep that amount of cash from his fellow thieves is not known. Had he only stolen the money and not murdered, he might have had a chance of serving a sentence and getting out of prison, at some point.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Thank you so much for contributing to the conversation.

Your post holds the exact logic my brain is trying to wrap around. I looked some more into it earlier, thus far nothing.

They just can't find this guy, and he is driving around with the wrong tags on the wrong car now, and they know both of them.

Granted $2 mil and you could pretty much buy a new car every state. However activity like this leaves a trail, and his picture is plastered all over the news. He isn't going to be able to do anything unless he finds some poor soul to do his dirty work for him.


I would bet this guy got smart bought a bike, some homeless clothes, backpack full of food and hygiene items, and is riding his azz down the Appalachian Trail, lol.

I feel every day that passes with nothing is more and more a sign of something bigger than being lead on. I feel.
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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by sykonot
That's what I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around. He is such a young kid and he seemingly had a great job. Both parents at home, nice moderate SUV to drive around in. Why?


So he could quit working. He told a friend that in a phone call after he killed his partner.


As law enforcement agencies nationwide continued to be on the lookout for Mr. Konias, city homicide detectives checked sporadic tips and spoke with friends, family and coworkers to learn more about the fugitive, whom prosecutors have described as a cold and calculated killer.

His parents, who shared a home with him in Dravosburg, have declined to comment. Police said Mr. Konias stopped at the home and left behind a blood-spattered uniform jacket before he fled, telling friends in cell phone calls that he had enough money to never work again and inquiring about the extradition laws of Canada and Mexico.


This wasn't particularly well planned. He knew he was going to kill Mike Haines, but apparently hadn't thought any further ahead than that.

www.post-gazette.com...



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by sykonot
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Well there went my ATS credibility...I should have listened to my gut when it said I typed the wrong city.
I live in Maryland so trust when I say it was just a dumb mistake...



You're forgiven, as long as you root for the Pens and not the Flyers.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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See I know you guys are following my logic here but we have to think, if he was SO dumb up until this point, plus alone, where is he?

This man has managed to disappear after committing cold blooded murder and taking 2 Mil FROM A FREAKING MONIES SECURITY COMPANY?!

Also within a very HIGH SECURITY type area such as the DC Tri State area in general.

Something doesn't sit right, but only time will tell.

Thanks for your input guys and gals



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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Consider my root counted



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by sykonot
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See I know you guys are following my logic here but we have to think, if he was SO dumb up until this point, plus alone, where is he?

This man has managed to disappear after committing cold blooded murder and taking 2 Mil FROM A FREAKING MONIES SECURITY COMPANY?!

Also within a very HIGH SECURITY type area such as the DC Tri State area in general.

Something doesn't sit right, but only time will tell.

Thanks for your input guys and gals


If he holes up in the mountains he could stay there for a very long time. And there were several hours before they found Haines' body. In that amount of time, this guy could have been in Canada--it's only about 4 hours to the border.

Another possibility is that he's already dead. In a phone call to one of his friends, he kept saying, "My life is over"--he knew he'd done wrong when he killed Haines and it almost sounded like he was regretting it.

This is a young kid who didn't think things through before he acted. He's also probably irrational and he has three handguns. He's scared and alone.
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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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The phone calls say that this was a spur of the moment decision. This idiot didn't plan past getting the cash and retiring to another country. Getting to the mountains is easy; living in the mountains is something else when your plan is to get the money and then figure out what to do next. He should be stashing the money in several places so he won't be wiped out with one discovery, should he survive at all. He can't travel except by car. The police will be watching his parents closely, especially if they don't recover a good fraction of the cash when they find him. I see search warrants in their future. I'd also bet more than one entrepreneurial thief will be visiting mom and dad if there is much cash missing when this is over.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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I really feel bad saying this but I have no doubt they will find him slumped over the same way they found his partner.

Then the question will be Whodunnit? FBI says who cares he was a murderer.



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