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Armored Truck Guard Kills Partner, Takes Off with $2 Million

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A nationwide manhunt is on for an armored truck guard from Pittsburgh who shot and killed his fellow guard and made off with more than $2 million in cash.

The Daily Mail reports that 22-year-old Kenneth Konias and Michael Haines, 31, had picked up money from the Rivers Casino and several other places on Tuesday when Konias allegedly shot Haines and stole the money. Haines's body was found in the abandoned truck under a bridge in Pittsburgh later in the afternoon.

"This is a premeditated murder," Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala told WPXI-TV. "Our belief is that he planned to rob the company and if he had to kill the guard then he planned to do that. He shot the guy from close range in the back of the head to accomplish the robbery. That’s pretty cold."

Police say Konias went home after the killing, where they found his bloody uniform. The police report said he also called a friend and said, "I f**ked up, my life is over." He reportedly confessed the murder to the friend, and said he has enough money to live for the rest of his life.

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Police have alerted airports and border officials about Konias. The armored car company, Garda Cash Logistics, has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

 

Konias, left, and Haines