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Former armored car service employee charged with theft
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Former armored car service employee charged with theft

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators believe a theft suspect dressed as an employee of an armored car company in order to steal a deposit.

The suspect is accused of taking more than $63,000. Gwinnett County Police said he dressed in a Dunbar uniform and claimed a deposit from Dineros Envios on South Norcross Tucker Road on Feb. 23.

Dunbar employees reviewed security footage from the business and identified the suspect as 35-year-old Marcus Trombetta, a former employee who left the company in 2008. Employees also recognized the vehicle Trombetta drove to and from the scene -- a black 2001 Mercedes passenger car that he used when employed at Dunbar. A victim identified Trombetta in a photo lineup.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said the suspect knew Dunbar's appropriate pick-up schedule, and even signed a logbook for the deposit.

Detectives executed a search warrant on Trombetta's home last week. They recovered about $55,000 in cash, an ATM hatch key, 255 debit cards that did not belong to the suspect, a firearm, and several Loomis uniforms. Trombetta worked for Loomis, another armored car service, after leaving Dunbar, but was fired last year, according to police.

Investigators also found two gambling tables in Trombetta's home, leading them to believe he was running an illegal gambling operation.

Trombetta is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center on charges of theft by deception, keeping a gambling place, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Smith said an investigation into the 255 ATM and debit cards is ongoing.

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