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Police source: ATM truck heist suspect had over $600,000 in his vehicle

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(KMOV) – One suspect is in custody in connection with Monday's ATM truck heist.

John Wesley Jones, 36, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest. Jones was also found with a single rifle round used for an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a large amount of cash in his vehicle. A police source tells News 4 that they have so far counted $600,000 in cash from Jones' car and they are not finished counting yet. It may take investigators another full day before they are finished counting the cash.

Police noticed a black Dodge Charger at the scene of the robbery and found it as it attempted to flee the scene. The car was then involved in a crash at Olive and Compton. That's when police say Jones got out of the car and ran from the scene. He was caught and was taken to a local hospital.
 
Jones has a long history with police, including a seven year jail sentence for unlawful use of a weapon. 
 
This arrest happened while a stand-off involving the St. Louis SWAT-team was taking place inside a home in north St. Louis that turned out to be vacant.
 
FBI agents and a SWAT-team surrounded a house at Page and Sarah for several hours Tuesday. Authorities say that the stand-off was in relation to the robbery at ATM Solutions on Monday.
 
The SWAT-team executed a federal search warrant and discovered no one was inside the home. No word on if any evidence was found inside.
 
According to St. Louis police, this all started Tuesday around 8:45 a.m.
 
Police were out re-canvassing the area where a stolen armored vehicle was found on Monday. That vehicle was stolen from ATM solutions early Monday morning.
 
Police originally went to the area of the stand-off in search of a tan 2011 Hyundai.  That vehicle is still being sought in this investigation.  Police suspect both may be rental vehicles.
 
Earlier reports said as much as $11 million was stolen, but the FBI said that number is incorrect. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Louis FBI at (314) 589-2500.

 

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