Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Konias Wanted For Murder And $2.3 Million Armor Truck Robbery

Kenneth John Konias Jr.

$100,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of 22-year-old homicide suspect who has eluded federal authorities.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 7, 2012

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information leading to the arrest of Kenneth John Konias Jr., 22, an armored truck driver. Konias Jr. is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of his co-worker Michael Haines, 31, and the theft of approximately $2.3 million in cash, which occurred on February 28, 2012.
Konias Jr. is accused of fatally shooting Haines in the back of the head, before absconding with the money from the Garda Cash Logistics armored truck. A local arrest warrant was issued for Konias Jr. on February 29, 2012, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Pittsburgh Municipal Court on charges of criminal homicide, theft by unlawful taking, and robbery.
On March 2, 2012, a federal arrest warrant was also issued for Konias Jr. in the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, after he was charged with Hobbs Act robbery and using, carrying, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, according to the FBI.
Konias Jr. relatives notified police on Wednesday and reported that $200,000 from the armored truck robbery was found at his parents home and another $24,000 was found hidden in his great grandmother's grave. The suspect called a relative to go check out his grandmother's grave site, according to the FBI.
Konias Jr. is believed to be hiding in the U.S. and might be looking to travel into a country where there is no extradition.
A national dragnet has been launched to capture Konias Jr. and the armored truck company has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

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