"Central Area Detectives Look for Lost Bag of Money"
Central: On Monday, August 27, 2001, at 8:25 P.M., armored car security police officers employed by AT Systems, discovered the back door of their vehicle unsecured as they drove their assigned route.
Uncertain if any property was missing, an audit was conducted and they discovered that one bank bag was missing from their inventory. The bag was described as a Washington Mutual Bank bag containing $203,000.00.
AT System notified LAPD of the lost property. Central Area officers responded and attempted to retrace the route of the armored car, but all attempts to locate the missing bag were futile.
The investigation revealed three men were seen in the area of 3rd Street and Main Street, fighting over a bag. It is unknown if the bag the men were fighting over was the lost money-bag.
A $25,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the recovery of the money.
Detectives from Central Operations Support Division, Burglary Detail, are conducting the investigation.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485 3586.