Friday, February 10, 2012

Eddie Maher Arrested by FBI in Missouri in Connection with Security Van Raid in the UK 19 Years Ago

A British security guard who vanished at the same time as more than £1million 19 years ago has been arrested in the U.S.

Eddie Maher, 56, was living in a backwater Missouri town and working for a cable company after filing for bankruptcy in 2010.

He was sharing a £40,000 apartment overlooking a factory with his wife and two sons, and using the name Mike Maher.

Last night he was charged with being an illegal alien in possession of firearms – two pistols and two rifles – which were seized from his home in the town of Ozark and a storage facility.

Maher was 37 when the Securicor van he was driving disappeared while a colleague made a delivery to a bank in Felixstowe, Suffolk, in January 1993.

The armoured vehicle was found abandoned half a mile away, but 50 bags containing £1.3million in £10 and £20 notes were missing. Read More