Armored Car Company Robbed in VermontKRISTA LARSON , Associated Press
Jan. 31, 2002 7:29 PM ET
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) _ A gunman robbed an armored car company's office Thursday, tying up two guards and getting away with about $1.9 million, the company's owner said.
The robbery happened between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. at the downtown Rutland office of Berkshire Armored Car Services Inc., owner Jerry Reder said from the company's headquarters in Pittsfield, Mass.
Reder said no one was injured but estimated that $1.9 million was taken. Officials said a driver in a getaway car may have been waiting nearby.
Insurance investigators were working with the FBI and local police, Reder said.
John Kavanaugh, the FBI agent in charge in Vermont, would say only that there was an ongoing investigation.
``We are still in the process of conducting interviews. We don't want to put out an inaccurate description,'' Kavanaugh said.
Rutland police confirmed a robbery had taken place but didn't immediately release details.
Reder said he did not know how many people were in the building at the time of the robbery. He also didn't know how a robber could have gotten inside.
The biggest previous heist in Vermont is believed to a 1996 bank robbery in St. Albans when thieves made off with $250,000.