(PITTSBURGH) — Authorities have now recovered about $224,000, including some stashed at a grave site, that was apparently left behind by an armored car driver wanted for allegedly killing his colleague and taking off with $2.3 million.
Kenneth Konias Jr., 22, is suspected of fatally shooting his co-worker Michael Haines in the back of the head and leaving him in the Garda armored vehicle the two operated on Feb. 28 in Pittsburgh. He is still at large.
Police said Konias’ relatives found $24,000 stashed at his great-grandmother’s grave site Wednesday and another $200,000 in his parent’s home. Konias reportedly called his mother after the heist and told her she should “go see grandma.”
Konias and Haines worked for Garda Cash Logistics and were collecting cash from the Rivers Casino and a Home Depot. Their abandoned armored truck was discovered by police underneath a bridge with blood dripping from its locked doors. The body of Haines was found inside the truck and the money was gone.
Police said Konias called a friend after allegedly shooting Haines, saying he had enough money to live for the rest of their lives.
Authorities now believe finding the money gives investigators new insight into Konias and his abilities.
Garda Cash Logistics 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 remaining stolen funds.
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Eric Schulzke, Deseret News
Sarah Pike, KSL.com