911 call: Bound security guards found walking on I-95 after being robbed of gold
Posted March 3, 2015
Wilson, N.C. — Two security guards who say they were robbed of an estimated $4 million in gold were found walking in the middle of Interstate 95 Sunday night with their hands tied behind their backs, a motorist reported to 911.
"It looks like they have some sort of guard uniform on. They've got their hands zip-tied behind their backs," a caller told 911 in one of three calls released Tuesday. "They were out in the road trying to flag people down to call the police."
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office says the guards, traveling from Miami to Massachusetts, reported that they pulled over near mile marker 114 near Wilson after mechanical problems with their tractor-trailer.
Three men in a white van approached them, ordered them to the ground, tied their hands and forced them into some nearby woods before taking off with three barrels of gold, authorities said.
"Apparently these guys were hauling high-value stuff – gold and silver and stuff," the 911 caller said. "And these guys robbed them and took stuff from the truck."
Two other 911 callers described a similar scene.
Sheriff's investigators have declined to comment further on the case but have asked that anyone with information to call the sheriff's office at 252-237-2118.
The guards work for Miami-based TransValue Inc., which according to its website transports valuables between financial institutions.
Owner Jesus Rodriguez said Monday that the company is cooperating with the investigation and is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.