Men plead guilty to armored car robbery in St. Louis

     (AP) – Two men have pleaded guilty to the $2 million robbery of an

armored car, an inside job believed to be one of the biggest cash heists ever in

St. Louis.

     Charles Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday, and Shayne Kier Jones, pleaded guilty

Tuesday, both to federal conspiracy charges. Sentencing is in March.

     Jones worked for Dunbar Armored Car Co. and told authorities he was threatened

into participating in the robbery.

     The U.S. Attorney’s office says that on April 4, Jones stopped at a gas

station pretending to be lost. When he got out of the truck, Johnson and another

man rushed him and demanded money. Court documents show they got away with more

than $2 million.

     A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office says less than half of the money

has been recovered.


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