5 people were arrested in the USA, intending to …
5 people arrested in the USA, intending to steal 1 million dollars in bitcoins
According to 11 Alive, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia, USA, arrested five people who conspired to break into a house located in the same county, hoping to steal $ 1 million in bitcoins..
The arrests were preceded by a four-month investigation that began with a case initially believed to be drug-related. On January 29, anti-drug police arrested four men who were found carrying plastic ties, latex gloves, duct tape and bandanas. They were later released due to lack of hard evidence..
Subsequent investigation revealed that the suspects were not planning a drug-related crime. Bitcoin was their target. Four men – Trivett Adams, Matthew Schwartz, Jacob Souf, and Michael McDermott – reportedly planned to rob a man holding virtual currency..
Adams and McDermott were arrested near the Harstfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta before they could escape by plane. Souf and Schwartz managed to escape from Atlanta, but two detectives from the High Crime Unit in Chicago managed to catch them and, with the help of the Chicago Police Department, extradite them back..
Finally, a fifth suspect, Justin Ellison of Illinois, was arrested on May 11 following interrogation by Illinois detectives..
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“Trivette Adams, 20, Flugerville, PA. Texas, charged with home burglary and criminal assault; Robert Souf, 21, Norcross, charged with home robbery with physical violence; Matthew Schwartz, 18, Hesperia, pcs. California, charged with home robbery with physical violence; Michael McDermott, 18, charged with physical assault and home robbery; Justin Ellison, 20, Worth, pcs. Illinois, accused of robbery with physical violence and conspiracy to commit a crime, “- noted in Article 11 Alive.
Earlier it became known about the arrest of another US resident who tried to exchange bitcoins for illegal fiat.
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