‘Something Out Of The 1930s’: Man Charged For Stealing $1.7 Million From Armored Car

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A New Jersey man and two others allegedly stole more than $1.7 million from an armored car while it was parked outside of a casino November 5.

Dante McCluney of Newark, New Jersey, was charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy in connection with the incident, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said according to the Associated Press. Two others who were involved in the crime were identified but have not yet been arrested, Tyner said. (RELATED: Burglar Leaves Feces In HGTV Star Karen E. Laine’s Garage, Twice)

“This was a brazen burglary of an armored car on a public street in broad daylight,” Tyner said according to the Associated Press. “Out of all the crimes I’ve seen committed in Atlantic County during my tenure, this incident harkened back to something out of the 1930s.”

The armored car, which is owned by Brooklyn-based company Rapid Armored Corporation, was parked outside of Bally’s casino in Atlantic City when the robbery took place. Video surveillance footage from the casino captured the three men entering the armored car and taking what looked like bags of money before escaping in a gray Hyundai Sedan, the Associated Press reported.

McCluney is currently being held at the Atlantic City jail following his initial court hearing, which was held Tuesday. It’s unclear whether McCluney has hired an attorney.

The two other suspects are not yet in custody and authorities continue to look for them. The investigation is ongoing.