Kansas City MO Sept 14 2010 Federal authorities charged two men Monday with taking $130,000 at gunpoint from an armored car courier last month.
Court documents allege that within hours of the Aug. 30 hold-up, Deangelo Colston and Gerald Jones, both 20, began spending handfuls of $20 bills on a car, clothing, tattoos and a trip to Worlds of Fun.
Jones and Colston were charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with committing the hold-up with an unidentified third person outside the Bank of America branch at 3100 Main St.
An employee of the Brinks armored car company was servicing an ATM outside the bank in the middle of the afternoon when two men came up behind him and pointed guns at the back of his head, according to court documents.
A third man pointed a weapon at the armored car driver.
The robbers escaped with a bag containing $130,000 in $20 bills, according to the documents.
An anonymous tip on Sept. 9 led investigators to Colston and Jones and to a house in Raytown where a Sept. 10 search turned up a 9 mm handgun and about 45 bundles of $20 bills.
Jones was arrested carrying $400. Authorities found $900 more in the Dodge Charger he was driving. He told officials that he had recently bought the car for $7,900 in cash and had purchased a TV system to put in it.
According to the allegations, he told officers that he “cut yards” to obtain the money.