(PITTSBURGH) — A fugitive armored truck employee, who allegedly killed his co-worker before running away with about $2.3 million, called a friend and admitted to the killing, police say.
Police have been searching for Kenneth Konias Jr., 22, since the Tuesday afternoon death of his co-worker, Michael Haines, 31.
“He had at least a two-hour head start from the time he left work until the time Mr. Haines was discovered,” Cmd. Tom Stangrecki of the Pittsburgh Police Department said. “We’re not sure if he’s in the state.”
The FBI is assisting the Pittsburgh Police Department in the search for Konias, Stangrecki said.
The two men worked for Garda Cash Logistics and were collecting cash from the Rivers Casino and a Home Depot in Pittsburgh.
Slumped over with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, Haines’ body was found in the idling armored truck two hours after police believe Konias shot him to death. At least $2.3 million was missing from the truck.
Garda, the company for which both men worked, is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for Haines’ killing and for the return of the stolen funds.
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