- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 5, 2015

Three gunmen made off with $4 million in gold and silver that was being transported through North Carolina in a tractor-trailer.

Armed guards tasked with transporting the precious cargo smelled gas while in transit Sunday night. When they got out, three men yelled “Policia!” and tied them up, the Los Angeles Times reported.

During the 30-minute robbery along Interstate 95 in the town of Wilson, the captive drivers were led into nearby woods.

“We are looking into all allegations that have been provided to us by the victims, the driver of the truck, the passenger and the witnesses,” said Wanda Samuel, chief of staff for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the newspaper reported.

The guards were not hurt during the ordeal and eventually managed to exit the woods and flag down passing cars for help.

TransValue Inc., the transporter company that employs the guards, has offered a $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. The three men made off in a white van, the Times reported.

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