Man arrested in Florida over $5 million gold heist in 2015

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TAMPA, Fla., March 2 (Reuters) - A Florida man has been arrested over the 2015 robbery of $4.9 million in gold in a roadside heist, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday.

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Adalberto Perez, 46, was taken into custody in Opa-locka, Florida, the FBI office in Miami said in a news release. Details were not immediately available, but authorities called it the first arrest in the case.

The FBI has been offering up to $25,000 for information about the theft involving a truck that was parked along a highway in North Carolina.

At least two armed men were involved in the robbery of the vehicle traveling from Miami to Massachusetts, the FBI has said. (Reporting by Letitia Stein; editing by Grant McCool)

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