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Posted on: October 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Brentwood Man Indicted for $1.8 Million Armored Truck Company Heist

Edgar Medina faces up to 25 years in prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment today of a Brentwood man on a six-count indictment related to an Aug. 16 burglary in which he allegedly stole $1.856 million from an armored truck company in Hicksville.

Edgar Medina, 53, was arraigned on the following grand jury charges:

• Grand Larceny in the 1st Degree (a B felony)
• Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 1st Degree (a B felony)• Two counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree (a D felony)
• Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree (a D felony)• Possession of Burglar’s Tools (an A misdemeanor)

Acting Supreme Court Justice Philip Grella continued bail at $300,000 bond or $150,000 cash. The defendant, who pled not guilty, is due back in court on Nov. 13. If convicted on the top charge, Medina faces a maximum sentence of 12-½ to 25 years in prison.

“The defendant is charged with stealing a massive amount of money from an armored truck warehouse, but the money was recovered and he has been indicted thanks to the quick work of a Nassau County Police officer and the diligent work of prosecutors in partnership with the police,” Acting DA Singas said. “The consequences of stealing more than $1.8 million are severe and this defendant is now facing up to a quarter of a century in prison for this brazen burglary.”

Acting DA Singas said that on Aug. 16, Medina and other individuals allegedly burglarized an armored truck company warehouse in Hicksville where large quantities of money were stored. At approximately 10:30 p.m., a Nassau County Police Department officer stopped Medina, who was discovered to be in possession of $1.856 million in U.S. currency in various denominations believed to be from the burglarized warehouse. The officer arrested Medina.

The investigation into the incident, including possible involvement of others, is ongoing.

Assistant District Attorney Christine Geier of Acting DA Singas’ Major Offense Bureau is prosecuting the case. Medina is represented by Mindy Plotkin, Esq.

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.

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