NC Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery of Armored Truck at SECU Bank in Salisbury


49-year-old Ometh South of Charlotte, North Carolina has pleaded guilty to the robbery of two armored vehicles, including one at the State Employees Credit Union in Salisbury on January 22, 2018.

The U.S. Department of Justice tells WGMD that the suspects placed a gun to the driver’s head, disarmed him, and then grabbed him by the hair and ordered him to open the door of the vehicle. The robbers fled with 1,325,288 dollars. They fled to the co-defendents residence in Princess Anne.

An additional co-defendent, 42-year-old Michael Watts of Brooklyn, New York pleaded guilty  to his role in the robbery. He was apprehended in May of 2018.

As part of their plea agreements, the DOJ says the defendants will be required to pay in the amount of loss, upwards of 1.3 million dollars.

South also admitted to the robbery of an armored vehicle in North Carolina in 2015, resulting in the theft of over 120 thousand dollars.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the case is part of their Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which brings together varying levels of law enforcement in efforts to reduce violent crimes, often across state lines.