FBI offers reward in case of gold stolen from truck
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is offering a reward for information about a Florida man charged in the 2015 robbery of a tractor-trailer carrying almost $5 million in gold bars.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that it’s seeking Pedro Santamari, who’s from the Miami area and about 56 years old.
He’s charged with conspiracy to commit a robbery in interstate commerce and a firearm violation. The FBI’s wanted poster says Santamaria had a gun during the robbery in which he bound and dragged victims into nearby woods. An arrest warrant for him was issued in May 2016.
The tractor-tractor was robbed on an isolated stretch of Interstate 95 in North Carolina as it traveled from Miami to Boston in 2015. Two other men have been sentenced in the robbery.