WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) – Authorities released 911 calls related to the gold heist along I-95 Sunday night.
Three different callers described the aftermath of the $4.8 million heist to dispatchers.
Each caller said the guards had their hands tied up and were in the middle of the highway.
The armored vehicle was transporting gold and silver to Attleboro, Massachusetts, which is a major hub of jewelry outlets.
But the armored car began to have mechanical problems. When the guards pulled over, they were approached by three armed men in a white-colored van. The robbers ordered the victims to the ground, tied their hands behind their back and made them walk into the woods, authorities said.
“There’s a couple guys that look like they have their hands zip tied behind their backs,” one caller tells the dispatcher. “They looks like they have some sort of guard uniform on.”
That same caller approaches the guards and asks them what happened.
The guards tell the caller they were hauling high value items when they were robbed by three men in a white minivan.
A second caller also said the guards were walking in the middle of the road near exit 114 in the northbound lanes of I-95.
On Monday, deputies searched the woods beside I-95 for clues that could help.
TransValue, on its website, says it has 14 armored yellow trucks that is uses to transport valuables.
The armed robbery remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 252-237-2118. A reward of $50,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.