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Loomis, Hicksville NY, Armored Car Heist

Nassau County police say Edgar Medina (center), along with several unknown suspects, allegedly burglarized armored car company Loomis’ vault in Hicksville using an array of tools and was apprehended with nearly $2M in his trunk. Police are asking the public’s help in identifying other alleged crew members. (NCPD).

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A group of sophisticated burglars used tools to penetrate a vault of a Long Island armored car company Loomis and steal $1.8 million, but were foiled by an alert police officer.

The burglary at the Loomis Armored Inc. warehouse in Hicksville occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.

The men, who wore masks, used a sledgehammer and a hydraulic jack to bust through thick concrete walls and used other tools to break into the vault that held about $20 million, authorities said.

Police neither have a description of the other suspects nor do they know how the burglars fled. The one suspect in custody doesn’t have any ties to the company, but when asked if Major Case Bureau detectives probing the case believe it was an inside job, Krumpter would only say that the investigation is continuing.

The commissioner suspected that the burglars intended to steal as much of the $20 million as they could. If they were successful, it would have eclipsed the infamous Lufthansa heist in which mobsters allegedly stole about $6 million in cash and jewels from a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1978, one of the biggest Nassauheists in American history. That case, which was planned in Bellmore, resulted in arrests just last year—35 years later.

$1.8 million burglary of armored car company in Hicksville foiled by cop

New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. — A group of sophisticated burglars penetrated a vault at an armored carcompany on Long Island and nearly made off with $1.8 million in what officials say might have been the largest heist in history. But their escape was foiled by

$1.8 Million Burglary Of Armored Car Company On Long Island Foiled By Alert

CBS Local – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A group of sophisticated burglars used tools to penetrate a vault of a Long Island armored car company and steal $1.8 million, but were foiled by an alert police officer. The burglary at the Loomis Armored Inc.

Burglary of armored car company on Long Island foiled by alert police officer

Fox News – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter speaks with reporters on Aug. 27, 2015 in Mineola, N.Y., as he stands in front of a board showing crime scene photos of a botched burglary at an armored car company in Hicksville, N.Y. …

Alert Officer Foils Armored Car Heist on Long Island

NBC New York – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
A group of sophisticated burglars penetrated a vault at an armored car company on Long Island and nearly made off with $1.8 million, but their escape was foiled by an alert policeman on patrol near the remote office park, officials said Thursday.

Cop foils armored car company robbery attempt that could have netted $20

Newsday – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
Edgar Medina, 53, of Brentwood, was arrested in connection with a botched robbery of a Hicksvillearmored car company on Aug. 16, 2015, and charged with burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglar tools, police said. (Credit: NCPD). A sharp-eyed …

$2M Hicksville Armored Car Co. Heist Busted, Cops Say

Long Island Press – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
Nassau County police say Edgar Medina (center), along with several unknown suspects, allegedly burglarized armored car company Loomis’ vault in Hicksville using an array of tools and was apprehended with nearly $2M in his trunk. Police are asking the …

Armored car company heist interrupted

myfoxny.com – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
NEW YORK – HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A group of sophisticated burglars penetrated a vault at anarmored car company on Long Island and nearly made off with $1.8 million, but their escape was foiled by an alert policeman on patrol near the remote office …

Nassau police to offer reward in armored car company heist; 1 arrested

Newsday – ‎Aug 26, 2015‎
A gang of “sophisticated” thieves used tools to rip through concrete walls and steal $1.8 million from a Hicksvillearmored car company but were foiled by an alert Nassau police officer, who arrested one of the suspects, authorities said Wednesday.

Man charged in $1.8M armored car company heist

News 12 Long Island – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
Police say $1.8 million was stolen from a Hicksville armored company in what detectives call a brazen and sophisticated burglary. Edgar Medina, of Brentwood, and at least two others allegedly broke into the Loomis Company in Hicksville, according to

$1.8 million heist on Long Island under investigation; 1 man charged

WABC-TV – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
Danny Peck, a senior vice president for risk management at the armored car company, said he was pleased with the police officer’s actions, but declined to comment on the burglary. Workers from a vault repair company were at the warehouse Thursday …

Alert NY Officer Foiled Armored Car Heist

http://www.Officer.com – ‎Aug 28, 2015‎
Nassau County police announced Thursday morning a $25,000 reward in the botched $1.8 million burglary of a Hicksville armored car company. Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said between two and four individuals are still at large. He said …

Police Officer Foils Multi-Million Dollar Heist in Hicksville

Patch.com – ‎Aug 27, 2015‎
A police officer reportedly foiled a multi-million dollar heist after he noticed a group of individuals at Loomis Armored Inc. in Hicksville while he was on routine patrol on Sunday. Aug 16. According to authorities, Edgar Medina, 53, of Brentwood, and
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