Police: Armored Truck Driver Tapes Cash to Legs

Talk about being strapped for cash.
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 said 31-year-old Elkin Strozier of Arlington was held on $10,000 bond. Dearing said 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.
He was arrested at Dunbar Armored which is located in the 500 block of Industrial Blvd.

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

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