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By Randy Economy
One of “America’s Most Wanted” television show crime suspects has been nabbed and will be appearing in a Bellflower court room on Friday over a crime that took place 12 years ago on June 7, 2000.
Vuthy Sok, who was a former employee with Sectran Security Armored Car is being brought to justice after a brazen crime that included a money pick up as part of his duties on the 14000 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk.
According to Norwalk Sheriff’s Captain Patrick Maxwell, Sok threatened his work partner and stole a money bag containing a large amount of U.S. Currency and fled the scene. Law enforcement immediately identified Sok as the suspect, but he alluded officials during the investigation.
Sok remained a fugitive for over 11 years and was featured several times on the America’s Most Wanted television show and his crime was also splashed on newspapers all over the nation.
Then, in July 2011, Norwalk Sheriff’s Detectives were contacted by the Quebec City Police, located in Ville de Québec Police, Canada who advised that they may know the location of Suspect Sok.
Maxwell said Norwalk Sheriff detectives provided Canadian officials with certified fingerprints and an arrest warrant. Canadian officials continued their investigation and in late January of 2012, detained 39-year old Suspect Sok pending extradition to the United States.
Suspect Sok was extradited to Los Angeles on May 23, 2012 where he is being held on $50,000.00 bail for Robbery. None of the stolen money has been recovered.
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