Fontana, CA: Stolen armored truck heist money discovered buried in a home’s backyard.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) agents discovered stolen money from an armored truck heist in 2014 buried in a home’s yard in Fontana, California on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.
Investigators searched the home in connection with that robbery of an armored truck after receiving a tip and discovered approximately $600,000 buried of the home’s yard.
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According to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, property records show the San Bernardino County, California home was occupied by Cesar Yanez, a former Loomis armored truck driver who is serving time for the nearly million-dollar heist.
In November 2014, Cesar Yanez and another Loomis employee were arrested on federal charges related to the heist involving part of a multi-million load of cash that was being transported to a Los Angeles, California area Bank of America location.
According to federal investigators, the 2 men stopped in a parking lot, removed cash from the truck’s storage area and placed it in a trash bin.
The bin was later picked up and delivered to the robbers by a third co-conspirator, according to a federal indictment.
Cesar Yanez pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and bank larceny in the June 2014 robbery, and was sentenced to 4 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.
Before discovery the stolen money, investigators had only recovered about $85,000 in cash stolen from the armored truck.
Investigators are still searching for at least $300,000 that is connection with the robbery of an armored truck.