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 Bruce "Tonz" Collazo, Rapid Armor Car Robbery, Bronx NY

Photo from an Instagram account linked to Bruce “Tonz” Collazo faces life in prison for his roles in three armed robberies dating back to Aug. 24, 2014.

THE BRONX – Several weeks after witnesses reported seeing a well-dressed man exchange gunfire with several guards during an armored car robbery, a joint FBI-NYPD task force has arrested three people, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Podolsky.

Michael Santiago, a 29-year-old corrections officer from Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, 20-year-old Bruce “Tonz” Collazo and 34-year-old Kenneth Smith all face life in prison for their roles in three armed robberies dating back to Aug. 24, 2014, according to officials.  Santiago also worked for Rapid Armor Car service before becoming a corrections officer, according to court documents.

In the latest heist, on December 15, a man in a black suit walked up to an EG Money Service Corp vehicle around 10:30 a.m. while it was parked outside a check-cashing storefront at 1471 Westchester Avenue.

FBI and Police Task Force Arrests 3 for ArmoredCar Robberies

New York Times – ‎Jan 7, 2016‎
Three men, including a state prison guard, were arrested on Thursday for participating in three brazen daytime robberies of armored cars in the Bronx over the past several months, the authorities said.

Feds bust Bronx armored car robber trio who stole more than $100K, got into

New York Daily News – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
A state correction officer and a selfie-happy Instagram user were part of a crew that waged a series of armored car heists in the Bronx over the past several months, according to the feds. Their most recent heist ended with a wild shootout on a Bronx

Three arrested in Bronx armored car robbery involving well-dressed suspect: FBI

New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
THE BRONX – Several weeks after witnesses reported seeing a well-dressed man exchange gunfire with several guards during an armored car robbery, a joint FBI-NYPD task force has arrested three people, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew …

Corrections officer arrested in armoredcar robberies

New York Post – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
Three Bronx men, including a state corrections officer, were busted for partaking in a series of daytime armed robberies of armored cars in the Bronx over the past few months, federal authorities said. Michael Santiago, 29, a corrections officer at

Corrections Officer, 2 Others Arrested In Series Of Bronx Armored Car Robberies

CBS Local – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
15, officials said one of the suspects exchanged gunfire with an armored car guard on busy Westchester Avenue in Soundview. Nobody was hit. “This vicious activity put everyday citizens in the forefront of violence,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge

Feds: 3 arrested in string of Bronx armored car robberies

CBS News – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
NEW YORK — Three men have been arrested and charged in a series of daytime armored car robberies in the Bronx, reports CBS New York. The men arrested are 29-year-old Michael Santiago, a corrections officer at Downstate Correctional Facility in

Feds catch Bronx armored car robbers after Instagram posts of cash

Metro.us – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
A trio of armored car robbery suspects who allegedly stole more than $100,000 before a violent street shootout in December has been arrested after one suspect posted pictures of the loot on Instagram. The crew, each charged with three counts of robbery

3 men, including corrections officer, accused of robbing armored vehicles in

News 12 Bronx (registration) – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
Three men, including a corrections officer, have been charged in a series of armored car robberiesin the Bronx. Bruce Collazo (above) is seen holding thousands of dollars in a photo posted to the 20-year-old’s Instagram account @tonz_bymyself_

Corrections Officer and Two Other Men Charged With Armored Car Robberies

DNAinfo – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
NEW YORK – Three Bronx residents, including a corrections officer, were arrested Thursday and charged with robbing armored cars at gunpoint in the borough. Corrections officer Michael Santiago, 29, Kenneth Smith, 34, and Bruce Collazo, 20, have been …

Area Corrections Officer Charged In NYC Armored Car Robbery Conspiracy

The Daily Voice – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
Michael Santiago, a corrections officers at the Fishkill Corrections Facility (shown here), is one of three men arrested today in connection with a series of armored car robberies. Photo Credit: N.Y. Department of Corrections …

3 men arrested in series of Bronx armored car robberies

WABC-TV – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
Federal officials say the men stole over $100,000 in cash during gunpoint stickups of three armored cars in August and December of last year. One of the robberies led to a shootout on a busy street. Arrested were 29-year-old Michael Santiago, a

Downstate Corrections Officer Charged in Armored Car Robbery Conspiracy

Hudson Valley News Network – ‎Jan 8, 2016‎
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Diego Rodriquez, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and William J. Bratton, Commissioner of the New

Fishkill Prison Guard Charged In Armored Car Robberies

North Country Gazette – ‎Jan 9, 2016‎
MANHATTAN— A corrections officer at Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill and two other individuals have been arrested for participating in a conspiracy to rob a series of armored cars in the Bronx. Michael Santiago, the corrections offier

Armored car robber still at large; $78000 in cash stolen

WABC-TV – ‎Dec 15, 2015‎
According to the New York City Police Department, the male suspect approached the victim, anarmored car courier, from behind while he was doing a cash-pick up at 1471 Westchester Ave. around 9:30 a.m. The suspect, who had a gun, took a bag from the …

Well-Dressed Man Robs Armored Car In The Bronx, Exchanges Gunfire With Guard

CBS Local – ‎Dec 15, 2015‎
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching late Tuesday for a well-dressed bandit who exchanged gunfire with a guard after robbing an armored car in the Bronx. As CBS2’s Steve Langford reported, police said grabbed two bags of cash in the …

Police Believe Bronx Armored Car Robbery Linked To Another Holdup

CBS Local – ‎Dec 16, 2015‎
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An armored car robbery in the Bronx could be tied to another crime in the neighborhood that occurred earlier this month, police said. The incident occurred after the armored truck picked up money from EG Money Service on …

Man in Suit Sparks Shootout During Armored Car Heist, Flees With Bags of Cash

NBC New York – ‎Dec 16, 2015‎
Authorities are looking for a man in a suit who fled with bags of cash after a shootout during anarmored car heist in the Bronx Tuesday, a law enforcement source says a preliminary investigation shows. The source says an armored car guard was loading …

Well-dressed man robs armored truck at gunpoint in the Bronx: NYPD

New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV – ‎Dec 15, 2015‎
The thief, however, made off with a bag stuffed with tens of thousands of dollars in cash. NYPD initially valued that bag of cash at $78,000 but later said the exact amount of money taken is not yet known. Police believe the man had a getaway car

Bronx armored car robbery suspect escaped with $78G, report says

Newsday – ‎Dec 15, 2015‎
Authorities say at least one suspect has fled with about $78,000 after a Bronx armored car robbery. advertisement | advertise on newsday. WABC-TV says gunfire erupted during the 10 a.m. incident Tuesday on Westchester Avenue. There were no immediate …

Armored car heist in the Bronx is part of a pattern, NYPD says

amNY – ‎Dec 16, 2015‎
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said on Wednesday that the robbery of an armored car in the Bronx this week appears to be part of a pattern. In the most recent incident, Boyce said that a suspect waited for a courier to bring money out of a

Police release picture of suspects’ car in Bronx armored vehicle robbery

News 12 Bronx (registration) – ‎Dec 16, 2015‎
The suspect in Tuesday morning’s robbery of an armored truck fled in a dark-red Honda Accord, according to police. The NYPD released a photograph of the suspected vehicle Wednesday. It’s a four-door sedan with tinted windows. They also say the suspect …

Dapper thief ambushes armored van, makes off with $80K

New York Post – ‎Dec 15, 2015‎
Sources say another armored truck robbery took place less than two weeks ago and just three blocks away from where Tuesday’s incident happened. During that heist, a man snuck up on a Loomis Armored Car Corporation guard in similar fashion — putting …

Report: $78000 taken in Bronx armored car heist

SFGate – ‎Dec 15, 2015‎
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say at least one suspect has fled with about $78,000 after a Bronx armored car robbery. WABC-TV (http://7ny.tv/1m4bAcx ) says gunfire erupted during the 10 a.m. incident Tuesday on Westchester Avenue. There were no …

Gunman robs armored car in the Bronx

Fox5NY – ‎Dec 15, 2015‎
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – A gunman opened fire and stole cash from an armored car in the Bronx Tuesday morning, police said. The robbery happened at 1471 Westchester Avenue just after 9:30 a.m., the NYPD said. The gunman was wearing a black suit …

Police search for suspects in New York City armored truck robbery

CBS News – ‎Dec 16, 2015‎
The Honda Accord that police believe was used as a getaway car by two suspects in the robbery of an armored truck in the Bronx, N.Y., on Dec. 15, 2015. CBS New York. The suspect jumped into a vehicle seconds after the crime and the NYPD is now looking …

Armored Car Guard and Well-Dressed Stickup Man Trade Gunfire in Bronx: NYPD

DNAinfo – ‎Dec 15, 2015‎
The suspect approached a Rapid Armor Corp. vehicle outside check-cashing business “EG Money Service,” at 1471 Westchester Ave. and demanded money at gunpoint about 9:30 a.m., according to police. One of the guards then whipped out his pistol and …

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Armored car heist an inside job, authorities say

The Detroit NewsDec 18, 2015
A man arrested Thursday in last month’s theft of $578,000 from anarmored car outside Greektown Casino is an employee of thearmored car …
Suspect in Greektown Armored Car Robbery Worked For Company
Deadline DetroitDec 18, 2015

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Sentencing set for “inside man” in UH armored car heist

Chron.comDec 16, 2015
A former Loomis guard convicted last week for his “inside man” role in a 2013 money-truck robbery at the University of Houston is scheduled to …

Cops notice robbery ‘pattern’ after well-dressed bandit shoots at

New York Daily NewsDec 17, 2015
A well-dressed robber who shot at an armored truck carrier in the … 24 armoredcar heist at the BP station on Jerome Ave. near E. 168th St. The …

FBI, APD seek two male suspects in armored vehicle robbery

KTVA.com – Alaska News and WeatherDec 23, 2015
“Two subjects approached the rear of the armored car displaying handguns and robbed the armored car of an undisclosed amount of cash,” the …

Police arrest five in violent armouredcar robberies in Montreal area

The Globe and MailDec 22, 2015
Five men belonging to a ring that was allegedly involved in severalarmouredcar heists were arrested Tuesday, Montreal police said.
Montreal police arrest five suspects in armouredcar heists dating
InternationalCTV NewsDec 22, 2015

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Five armoredcar heist suspect back in court on Feb. 10

CJADJan 6, 2016
The case of five men charged in a series of armouredcar heists over a 16-year span will return to court next month. The five accused appeared …

Man charged with stealing more than $3 million from Brinks facility in

Sun Sentinel7 hours ago
A former employee who is accused of stealing more than $3 million from an armored car courier company in Miami was arrested Saturday, …
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