The FBI has identified a second suspect being sought in the theft of a Brink’s armored vehicle in Tempe on Oct. 27.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Juan Carlos Ramirez, 20, on charges of theft and conspiracy to commit theft in connection with the stolen truck, which was taken from outside a Costco at 1445 W. Elliot Road in Tempe, the FBI said in a statement issued Friday.
After the vehicle was stolen, it was located a short distance away by Tempe police, abandoned but with money missing, the FBI said.
The agency released a photo of Ramirez and is asking for the public’s help in locating the man.
In addition, Brinks is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Ramirez, the FBI said.
Officials did not disclose how much money was taken, but Brinks also is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the recovery of all of the stolen money.
On Tuesday, officials arrested another suspect in connection with the theft, identified as Edwin “Johnny” Jobany Villa, 23. He had been identified previously as a suspect and also is facing charges.
Anyone with information regarding Ramirez is asked to call the FBI’s Phoenix Field Office at (623) 466-1999. Tips can also be reported to tips.fbi.gov. If wanting to remain anonymous, a tip can be submitted to Silent Witness by calling 480-WITNESS.
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