Arrest In 1983 Wells Fargo Heist

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – The FBI says it has arrested a man in Puerto Rico who was sought in one of the largest robberies in U.S. history and who had been on the run for 25 years.

The FBI says it arrested 65-year-old Norberto Gonzalez Claudio on Tuesday in the southern mountain town of Cayey.

Gonzalez Claudio was sought in connection with the 1983 armored truck robbery of about $7 million in West Hartford.

His brother Avelino Gonzalez Claudio pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to rob the Wells Fargo Armored Service Corp. and to transporting the stolen money to Mexico.

Authorities have said the robbery was committed to help fund the activities of Los Macheteros, a clandestine organization that seeks Puerto Rican independence.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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