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$700,000 Heist: One Down, One To Go

Suspect nabbed in check-cashing heist.



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    FBI and Philly police say Harry Jackson is one suspect in the Friday cash checking heist. They are looking for a second suspect.

    One down, one to go.

    Two brazen bank robbers made off Friday, on foot, with $700,000 from a check-cashing store in South Philadelphia.

    Life on the lam was short for one suspect. 

    Harry Jackson got nabbed shortly after midnight on Saturday by the FBI and Philadelphia police.

    Surveillance Video From $700,000 Robbery

    [PHI] Surveillance Video From $700,000 Robbery
    A pair of armed robbers is on the lam tonight. The FBI sent out surveillance video late Friday of the two men who got away with approximately $700,000 after their morning hit on a South Philly check-cashing store.
    (Published Friday, Nov. 14, 2008)

    Jackson and a second suspect, who is still on the run, are accused of holding up an armored car driver inside the check-cashing store on South Randolph Street.

    They fled on foot. 

    The second suspect is Jeffrey Prout, 20 years old, 6'0" tall, 225 pounds, of North Philadelphia. Police say Jackson stayed outside the check cashing facility while Prout, armed with a handgun, entered and pulled off the heist.

    $40,000 Reward in $700,000 Heist

    [PHI] $40,000 Reward in $700,000 Heist
    700-thousand dollars in cash stolen from an armored car. Now police say they have one suspect. And there is a big reward for the other, and all the money. The two men were caught on tape Friday morning as they stole from a Dunbar armored car making a delivery to a check-cashing facility in South Philadelphia.
    (Published Monday, Nov. 17, 2008)

    Dunbar, the armored car company, in conjunction with Lloyd's of London insurance, has offered a $40,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perps and the recovery of the stolen money. Anyone with information is asked to contact either the FBI at 215-418-4000 or the Philadelphia Police Department. Information can be provided anonymously. Prout should be considered armed and dangerous.