NYPD: Man In Armored Truck Guard Uniform Steals $15K From Queens Business

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a man dressed as an armored truck guard stole nearly $15,000 in cash from a check cashing business.

It happened around 10:15 a.m. on July 22 at Lorenzo’s Enterprises in Queens.

Police say the suspect, who was wearing a GARDA Armored Courier uniform, walked in and said he was there for a pickup. The suspect was handed the cash by an employee and then left the store.

Workers didn’t think anything was strange until a real armored guard showed up a few hours later for a scheduled pickup.

When they contacted the company, they found out the first armored guard was not a real employee.

Police say the suspect was described as Hispanic, about 33 to 34-years-old and was last seen wearing the GARDA uniform. He is still at large.

Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

  • MCK

    I wonder which one of the comments on here was made by him?

  • Bell Toller

    store is at fault. You are supposed to check for the license

  • Phil

    This guy obviously took a page from Dennis Wayne Hope’s book. Dennis pulled off what would have been the perfect hoist but blew it later my telling some chick he met in a bar, lets see how this guy handles things……:)

  • LVReader702


  • jaun

    we don’t need to steal, make money online, extraincome101. net

  • wonderboy

    Based on the news report this guy is either a ex Garda employee or has some sort of connection to the company through a relative or friend. If I was that guy, I would make tracks far far away from the Metro area before those old employee files give him up.

    • David

      Maybe he works at the uniform laundry company.

  • Spitfire

    sors ventus temerarus
    Fortune favors the bold

  • Ren

    It would be nice if the video stills had ANY DETAIL to them whatsoever!
    People…if you own a business prone to theft…don’t buy the cheap surveillance cameras.

    • I pay my Taxes

      Its Just natural to buy cheap because people are just plain cheap to busy pocketing the cash and then crying the blues

  • Michael B. Oliphant

    LoL!!! Gotta earn that $$$?! We all have our methods . . .this was very dramatic and maybe it was worth it – then again, it’s not over several millions so i don’t know. . .

  • the real men on Patrol

    Looks like this is major case for the man on the 5th floor of #1 Police plaza who has been hiding in the 3rd draw of an old file cabinet in room 515 for the past 3 years polishing his rubber Gun and collecting a salary for walking around with a clipboard and pencil pretending to be busy

  • JR


  • JR

    stolen money just changing hands…that’s it

  • reallionnaire
  • Pepe

    This scam was just on an episode of “I Almost Got Away With It.” Guess he watched it and took notes!

  • bullett

    Money pickup’s require a sign off with receipt (duh), what was this owner/employee thinking? Inside job for insurance claim? I say YEH baby

  • HooDatIS?

    these crooks are getting smarter and smarter what a loser
    i hope they find him and pummel him in the face real good

  • duh

    great scam. gotta give him credit. damn

  • Abe

    1) No visible weapon on waist. 2) Dangling keys (?) nonchalantly instead of clutching where his weapon should be 3) Entered alone, not as a pair.

    Hmmm…..perhaps being a bit more observant from behind the glass would have helped?

  • Sexy

    Clearly an inside Job! Either the Check Cashing Company or the Armored Truck Company! That’s a lesson to be learned! I bet they’ll change procedure and policy now. Dude probably walked in off the street. Thank God no one got hurt, he probably was armed…

  • MIKE



    • Seraphim0

      Wow. Maybe you should head back to school for some english refreshers, eh?

      • sofakingsmart

        Regardless of the typo, I agree. I hope he enjoys that money.

  • Carlos Liriano

    that’s for sure

  • LG

    Can we say “INSIDE JOB”?

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