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$100,000 reward offered in robbery of armored-car company

November 17, 2011 |  7:26 am

A $100,000 reward is being offered for help in capturing the people responsible for a million-dollar robbery at an armored-car business in South El Monte this summer.

On July 7, several armed people entered the secured Commonwealth International Inc. at 12356 Barringer St. by climbing down a rope from the roof and surprising employees inside, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department report.

Once inside and in control of the business, the suspects loaded cash into a getaway car outside. They also made off with the security video machine, which was recording the robbery, leading investigators to believe they were familiar with the operation of the business and its floor plan.

The robbers made off with more than $1 million, police said.

The firm's insurance company, Lloyd’s of London, has put up the $100,000 reward for the arrest of the people involved and recovery of the stolen money. The payment of the reward will be proportionate to the amount of cash recovered, according to the report.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department's Major Crimes Bureau at (562) 946-7893.

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 -- Sam Quinones

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