A witness with a sharp eye saw something that may help in the case of an armored car robbery and murder, sources revealed to investigators. The witness saw the crimes take place – and he also saw an acquaintance of his, the suspect, at the scene two weeks earlier, he testified in court.
Just hours after the 1994 robbery occurred, in which an armored car guard was killed, the witness said he was shown a number of photographs by Nassau police. One of these photographs was the suspect, who is now on trial, facing murder charges in federal court.
In the process of the trial, the witness said he told police he knew the suspect, but didn’t see him at the robbery. He didn’t mention he’d seen the suspect at the crime scene before, but that was easy to rationalize – the suspect was wearing a pig mask during the robbery, prosecutors informed New York Criminal Lawyers.