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Man suspected of stealing money from armored car is arrested

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 05, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) - The FBI says a man suspected of stealing money out of an armored car in Tempe last month has been arrested.

Officials of the agency announced Tuesday that 23-year-old Edwin "Johnny" Jobany Villa was located Monday in Phoenix and taken into custody without incident.

An FBI spokeswoman says Villa is facing charges of conspiracy to commit theft, two felony theft charges and unlawful use of means of transportation.

A Brinks car was parked outside a Costco store in Tempe around noon on Oct. 27 and later found behind a nearby store with an undisclosed amount of money missing.

Authorities believe Villa got into the armored car and drove it to another part of the strip mall before taking some cash and fleeing the scene.