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$4M in gold stolen in roadside heist

Gold worth more than $4 million was snatched from a truck pulled over in North Carolina on Sunday.

The vehicle broke down on Interstate 95 as it took a shipment of gold and silver from Miami to Massachusetts, North Carolina-based WITN reported, citing local authorities. Miami-based transportation company Transvalue had two armed security guards with the truck, but three armed men tied their hands behind their backs after emerging from a white van stopped nearby, authorities said.

Gold heist
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They took "several barrels" of gold and drove off. The locks on the truck's back doors appeared to have been cut off, WITN reported.

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Transvalue employees weren't hurt during the heist, WITN added.

Read WITN's full report here.