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Brink’s Truck Driver Sentenced for Role in Inside Job that Netted $721,309


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — As get rich-quick schemes goes, this was one of the riskier ones.

Just ask Tyronda Ferrell, 23, a former Brink’s armored truck driver who was sentenced Monday in federal court in Washington to 6 years and 8 months in prison for her inside role in a brazen, mid-afternoon armored car robbery last September that netted $721,309, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Authorities said that Ferrell, of Hyattsville, Md.,  planned the robbery with a friend David Reddix, 23, of Washington, who recruited his friend Richard Lee, 32.

Last Sept. 2, Brink’s dispatched a truck to pick up money from banks and businesses in Northern Virginia, authorities said. Ferrell was one of the two guards, and was the driver.

As part of the plan, after doing the normal pickups, Ferrell drove to a Wendy’s restaurant in Northeast Washington.  At 2:40 p.m., she parked the car and Reddix, who was wearing the mask and carrying a gun,  and Lee,  approached  the other guard and ordered that person to open the truck door, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The two robbers entered the truck and ordered the guard to fill the bag with money while they told Ferrell to start driving. The second guard was forced into the rear of the truck and Lee took his gun. Ferrell drove to an alley in Northeast Washington and the two men took off.

That night, the men planned to meet Ferrell to split up the money. But Ferrell was arrested that night and Reddix and Lee were arrested within days.  Reddix and Lee are awaiting sentencing.

FBI Nabs Suspect in Fatal Brinks Robbery in South Fla.

florida-map1By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has captured one man but is still looking for at least two others in the armored car robbery in South Florida on Friday in which a Brinks security guard was killed, the Associated Press reported.

Authorities said Sunday that  the FBI captured Nathaniel Moss, 31, on Friday, shortly after the heist at a Bank of America in Miramar, Fla. , AP reported. The suspects’ car crashed into a trash bin and they ran.

FBI Special Agent John Gillies told AP that the suspects made several mistakes that “gave an opportunity for law enforcement to react quickly.”

Brinks guard Alejandro Nodarse Arencibia,48, was fatally shot when two men approached him. He was carrying cash from the bank to an armored truck at the time, AP reported.

Brinks is offering a $75,000 reward and the FBI announced on Sunday it was offering an additional $25,000, AP reported.