Men robbed of $420,000 in cash in Roxbury; cops capture suspects and get the cash back

The Herald reports on how people coming home from work at a money-transfer place with the cash in a suitcase Tuesday afternoon were targeted by three guys who stopped their car and took the suitcase - only to be stopped themselves several hours later, by police.

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So many questions

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This is a fascinating story, but it creates more questions than answers:

Let's just start with, why are guys in a "legitimate" business walking around with that kind of cash?

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"commercially-owned cash transfer service"
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"The money service employees work for an unidentified business on Tremont Street that sends money for clients to family members in other countries."

Sounds pretty legit. I'm sure if there were any hint of $420,000 in cash being illegal, the cops would probably look into it, or they wouldn't have been called by the victim in the first place.

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Yeah but......

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The business sounds legit, but the transporting of money to buy a house in a personal vehicle seems super sketchy!! I wonder if the companies insurance carry knows how funds are transported. Too bad their isn't a company with big armored vehicles that move large sums of cash between locations.

Bottom line is it sounds like the business is short-cutting some costs to save money and it potentially bit them in the backside; and apparently their mode of transportation wasn't a closely guarded secret.

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Really?

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How else do you do that?

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Legitimately

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By going through traditional banks to wire money between accounts.

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Hire an armored car service?

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They cost less than one would think. Okay, less than I thought. Many years ago.

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Why isn't such a company

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Why isn't such a company using an armored car or armed courier service to escort the transfers? Even jewelers and other high value commodities use similar services and have special transport cases equivalent to heavy duty portable safes with tracking capabilities.

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Inside job, obviously

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Someone must've known someone who told someone, yada yada yada.

And there are probably people walking around with all sorts of things in briefcases and bags.

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New plot

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For Dumb & Dumber 2.

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420 Kilo?

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