Police: Armored truck security guard steals $80,000 from truck

Published: Jan. 20, 2015 at 9:03 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was arrested last week after being accused of stealing $80,000 from an armored truck he was hired to protect.

Loomis Security services contacted the Baton Rouge Police Department when they found the $80,000 was unaccounted for. The loss prevention manager for Loomis began an internal investigation and reviewed surveillance video.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, in the surveillance video the loss prevention manager saw 24-year-old Kenneth Wayne Kelly Jr., remove the bag containing $80,000 out of the armored truck and place it into a locker inside of the business. Then he took the bag from the locker and placed it into his personal vehicle.

When Kelly was questioned, he told officers he had possession of the money but threw it out of his car window somewhere on O'Neal Lane, and didn't know the exact location of where he threw the money.

Kelley was questioned and said he didn't wish to make any further statements and he requested a lawyer.

He was booked in to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and is being held on an $80,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing to find the $80,000.

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