FBI arrests Florida man in heist of $4.8M in gold from truck

New details from FBI in NC gold heist case (Image 2)

MIAMI (AP) – The FBI has arrested a South Florida man in the heist last year of $4.8 million in gold bars from a truck along Interstate 95 in North Carolina.

Miami FBI spokesman Mike Leverock says 46-year-old Adalberto Perez was taken into custody Wednesday at his home in Opa-Locka. Details about the charges and Perez’s alleged role in the robbery were expected to be released later.

Court records didn’t list an attorney for him.

The truck shipment of 275 pounds of gold bars was intercepted in March 2015 by three armed thieves on its way from Miami to Massachusetts. The men bound the hands of the driver and fled with the gold in a white van.

A Miami man previously pleaded guilty to extortion by attempting to sell one gold bar.

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