LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Louisville Metro Police have announced new details surrounding a theft from an armored vehicle and the suspect, who has been missing since the beginning of December.
Police said GardaWorld employee Mark N. Espinosa, 29, went missing while performing his duties at Jefferson Mall on Dec. 5. LMPD and the FBI have been conducting a joint investigation ever since.
A federal arrest warrant was issued for Espinosa on Dec. 10.
Investigations have led police to rule out the possibility of this being a random act of violence, and instead believe Espinosa took steps to plan the theft and cover his tracks, according to LMPD.
Police said during a press conference on Wednesday that Espinosa has ties to the Northeast and family members on the West Coast and in Texas and Florida.
GardaWorld is a private security firm that handles transfers of cash between banks and businesses. Police said the company has been cooperating with investigations, even putting $50,000 in reward money toward information that leads to arrest in the case. The FBI has offered an additional reward of up to $10,000.
The armored car in question contained a substantial amount of money, according to police, though officials have not released the definitive amount. The truck itself was not stolen.
Espinosa stands 5′10″ and weighs 225 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen, Espinosa was wearing a blue work uniform.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact the FBI’s Louisville field office at 502-263-6000.