WOODBRIDGE, N.J. Dec 8 2011 — State police say the driver of an armored truck died when the vehicle crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike early Wednesday.
Trooper Christopher Kay says a Garda Security International truck was headed north when the driver lost control and struck a guardrail. The vehicle overturned near the exit for the Garden State Parkway.
Kay says the driver was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
Another guard, who was freed from the wreck, was taken to a hospital. His condition isn’t known.
Kay says both men are 45 years old and from New York. No names have been released.
The accident caused traffic delays for about six hours.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
TALLAHASSEE Fla June 10, 2011
Canadian armored car and ATM maintenance company Garda World Security Corp. officially announced Wednesday that it will put its U.S. headquarters in Boca Raton, bringing 100 white collar jobs to Palm Beach County.
The deal was finalized in February and announced as final by the Palm Beach County Commission in a March 1 commission agenda, and local media have reported that the city, county and state had been working on the deal since last year. But Gov. Rick Scott, visiting Canada on a trade mission, held a news conference Wednesday to promote the planned move as part of his administration’s effort to lure jobs to the state.
“This announcement speaks volumes about the strides we are taking to create the best business environment in the U.S.,” Scott said in remarks planned for the Montreal news conference and released by his office. “Many companies here in Canada have expressed their desire to do business with Florida because of our excellent business climate and commitment to cut taxes and grow jobs – proof that we are capturing the attention of the business community worldwide.”
The company is moving the headquarters from Pasadena, Calif. The agreement finalized with Palm Beach County earlier this year requires the company to create the 100 jobs by June 30, 2014 with an average wage of $65,769, not counting benefits. A local economic development estimate said the move will generate $44 million in economic activity in the Boca Raton area over five years.
Palm Beach County on Jan. 11 voted to give the company $210,000 as a local contribution to what was reported as a $1 million total package. Local media in January also reported that the city of Boca Raton had already kicked in $210,000, and that the state was planning on contributing $580,000.
Boca Raton beat out Broadview, Ill., and Wilmington, Del., for the headquarters, according to the company’s application. Scott noted that California, Illinois and Delaware all have higher corporate income tax rates than Florida, so the move would save the company money.
“Our new U.S. headquarters in Boca Raton will provide us with the ability to continue our expansion; from the start of our U.S. operation in 2005 to becoming one of the leading cash logistics and armored transportation providers in the U.S. and part of a corporation that today has global sales of $1.2 billion,” said Garda President and CEO Stephan Cretier in a prepared statement. “We have been extremely impressed with the vibrant business climate that the state of Florida is working to create. We appreciate the cooperation and economic incentives extended to us by the state, Palm Beach County and the City of Boca Raton and look forward to contributing to this growing economy.”
Garda has 45,000 employees around the world.
Police have arrested an armored truck company employee they suspect of conspiring to stage a robbery outside the Los Banos Wal-Mart.
Los Banos police Sgt. Chet Stygar said Garda Cash Logistics worker David Martinez, 24, of Modesto was arrested April 1. He was taken into custody on suspicion of embezzlement, grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime.
He is being held at the John Latorraca Correctional Center in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The arrest stems from an incident on the morning of March 30. Shortly before 10 a.m. Martinez was leaving Wal-Mart carrying money to an armored truck. According to police, before Martinez could reach his truck, a man grabbed him and a second man sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. The men reportedly threw Martinez to the ground and took the money.
The men were then seen leaving in a car, driven by a third man.
Stygar said from that point Modesto police and other law enforcement agencies helped advance the investigation. “The Modesto Police Department provided important information implicating Martinez in the robbery,” Stygar said in a news release Wednesday.
Police have obtained arrest warrants for 24-year-old Octavio Flores and 28-year-old Salvador Andrade, both of Modesto. Stygar said more suspects may be named and taken into custody.
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Authorities say that a robbery of an armored car that occurred yesterday in Hazel Crest was the work of an employee of the company. FBI agents have now accused him of having his friend hold up his vehicle and steal more than $400,000.
According to authorities, at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Garda Armored car employee Jason Jackson, 28, was making a scheduled delivery to the Speedway station at 1802 W. 170th St. in Hazel Crest when an armed robber approached Jackson and ordered him to open the truck, according to a release from the FBI.
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The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at a CVS pharmacy at 16550 NE Sixth Ave. in northeast Miami-Dade County, just hours after two men robbed a Brinks armored truck in Pompano Beach.
Police said the Garda armored truck driver saw his partner shot by two men with assault rifles while the guard was leaving the store. When the men attempted to get away in a sport utility vehicle, the armored truck driver tried to stop them.
“The driver of the armored vehicle saw what was going on,” Miami-Dade police Detective Nelda Fonticiella said. “He rammed the vehicle deliberately.”
Police said the men fled the SUV, crossed the street and escaped in a white Ford Taurus with tinted windows.
Authorities don’t believe they carjacked that vehicle but that it was another associate of the robbers who was trailing them for situations like this where they needed another avenue to escape.
Earlier in the day, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Wachovia bank in the 400 block of East Sample Road shortly before 9:30 a.m.
Detectives said two men armed with handguns and wearing bandanas over their faces held up the Brinks guard as he was making a delivery. The thieves took several bags of cash and drove off west toward Interstate 95.
The thieves also got away with the guard’s gun, BSO spokesman Mike Jachles said.
The getaway car is described as being a silver or gray, late-model Toyota or Honda with dark-tinted windows and damage to the left front end.
BSO and the FBI were interviewing the guard and armored truck driver. They were also reviewing the bank’s surveillance video to determine if the robbers were caught on camera.
Police are not saying how much money was taken in either robbery but say both cases are under investigation.They also did not comment on the possibility of both robberies being related.