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Feds: 3 arrested in string of Bronx armored car robberies

NEW YORK -- Three men have been arrested and charged in a series of daytime armored car robberies in the Bronx, reports CBS New York.

The men arrested are 29-year-old Michael Santiago, a corrections officer at Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, Kenneth Smith, 34, and Bruce Collazo, 20, according to the station. The three suspects stole $100,000 during three armored car stickups, federal officials say.

The robberies reportedly took place in August and December of last year.

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During a holdup on Dec. 15, officials said one of the suspects exchanged gunfire with an armored car guard. No one was hit.

Santiago had previously worked as a driver for one of the armored car companies, officials say. According to the state corrections department, Santiago has been suspended without pay.

On Thursday, the three suspects appeared in a Manhattan federal court to face conspiracy to commit robbery and weapons charges.

Officials say that other members of the robbery crew remain at large.

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