Armored truck driver taped cash to legs

January 23, 2009 12:08:43 PM PST
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An armored truck driver was jailed Friday in Grapevine on a felony theft charge after more than $100,000 was found strapped to his legs.

Police Lt. Todd Dearing says 31-year-old Elkin Strozier of Arlington was held on $10,000 bond. Dearing says Strozier had not requested an attorney.

Strozier was arrested Thursday and charged with theft of between $100,000 and $200,000.

Dearing declined to say how much cash was stolen, but says all of the money was recovered.

Strozier allegedly cut open a cash bag while his partner was out of the vehicle, taped the money to his legs and reclosed the bag. A bank reported cash was missing after a delivery was made.

Police say Strozier confessed when confronted by his boss.

If convicted, Strozier faces two to 20 years in prison.

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