Alleged armored truck shooter caught, authorities say
Kenneth Konias Jr., 22, left, was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Michael Haines, 31, right.
April 24th, 2012
12:01 PM ET

Alleged armored truck shooter caught, authorities say

A fugitive accused of stealing $2 million from an armored truck he was driving and killing his partner was caught early Tuesday in Florida, according to the FBI.

Kenneth Konias Jr., 22, was arrested in Pompano Beach by the FBI, the Broward Sheriff's Office and a South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force. He had been sought since the robbery and homicide almost two months ago, according to FBI spokesman John Gillies. Between $1.3 million and $1.5 million was recovered with him, the FBI reported.

Konias is believed to have shot his partner, Michael Haines, in the head February 28 before stealing cash from the Garda armored vehicle in Pittsburgh. According to a criminal complaint, a witness heard a gunshot coming from the armored truck carrying deposits about 1 p.m. ET.

The truck was later discovered under a Pittsburgh bridge by the company's employees and two detectives. Haines was dead inside the vehicle, authorities said.

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  1. saywhat

    Good work by Law Enforcement.
    But that doesn't deter others. What makes them think they can get away? Constantly on the run is that a booty?
    Strange – this human psyche.

    April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Hope he gets the death penalty. He could have done just as well without killing anyone. Could have spent the money when he got out in 20yrs. Now he will die in prison.

      April 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Michael

    Small time crooks, thieves, murderers and the like get caught and punished, while the greatest criminals who Hide Behind the Flag and Financial/Military/Industrial Banners get rewarded and are living the lives that Kings of old would never thought possible!

    April 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TommyBoy

    Sniff, sniff...I smell a future Law and Order episode already being written. -TB

    April 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Alll right, human greed being what it is, I can see this happening.
    Why did he have to kill his partner, though?
    More greed, pure and simple...he wanted it all.
    Now he has nothing.
    Have a nice life....

    April 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chuck Taylor

    @ michael, that is so true i wonder why nobody ever mention those real crooks

    April 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Andre burns

    He had over a month to get out of the country, what a fool. He was at maimi beach. he should have been at dubai beach where the usa couldnt have captured him. poor planning

    April 30, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Vinicius

    Americans will continue to eat meats and dairy even if they had this inrtamfoion they will not change. So sad. The CHIP program, (Choronary Health Improvement Project) of Loma Linda University has done a fantastic job at saving many hundreds of peoples lives by helping them to understand why a lifestyle change is important to good health.

    July 14, 2012 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |