NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- An armored car guard has been arrested for a New York heist thanks to surveillance footage and a concerned text message to his co-worker, police allege.
Police said while 34-year-old Robert Blackmon allegedly made off with $330,000 during an armored car heist this week, he then contacted the co-worker he robbed via text message to make sure she was all right, the New York Post said Thursday.
Technology in the form of an automated teller machine camera also proved to be Blackmon's undoing as his image was allegedly captured six times during Tuesday's brazen heist, the report said.
Police allege that Blackmon lied in order to get off of work Tuesday then used a gun to rob his co-worker, Janell Nelson, as she was leaving a bank with a cash delivery.
After being identified by his manager, Blackmon was arrested, the report said. The money has yet to be recovered.
But Blackmon's lawyer has disputed the police's case against his client, telling the Post "he would have to be fairly stupid to rob someone who knows him without a mask."