Man Wanted in Theft from Louisville Armored Truck Arrested in CT: FBI

Wethersfield police arrested him.

A man wanted by the FBI in connection with the alleged theft of cash from an armored car in Louisville, Kentucky has been captured in Connecticut, according to the FBI in Louisville.

Wethersfield police arrested him, according to WAVE News in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The FBI had been searching for Mark Espinosa, a 29-year-old man with ties to New Britain, since December.

The FBI Wanted poster for Espinosa said he was working as an armored truck driver near Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky on Dec. 5 and he and money from the truck owned by Garda World disappeared.

Police have not commented on how much cash was missing because it is part of the investigation and said just that a “large amount of U.S. currency” is missing.

The FBI affidavit says "hundreds of thousands of dollars" were missing from the truck, according to the Associated Press. 

An Associated Press report from Dec. 5 says a Garda employee went inside the mall to make deliveries and pickups and returned to find that Espinosa and the cash were gone. Police said a truck usually has two employees.

During a prior news conference, police said they ruled out a random act of violence and believe that Espinosa took steps to plan out the theft and cover up the planning.

It’s not clear what Espinosa’s connection to New Britain is, but police said he has ties to the Northeast and family members on the West Coast, in Texas and in Florida.

No additional information was immediately available about the arrest.

According to the FBI, a federal arrest warrant was issued on Dec. 10 after Espinosa was charged with theft from interstate shipment.

Garda offered a reward up to $50,000 for the recovery of stolen funds and the arrest and conviction of those responsible, officials said during a news conference, and the FBI was offering up to $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

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