Long Island NY Feb 20 2020
It was an inside job with family ties and now the three crooks who pulled a Long Island armored car heist will be spending time inside a federal pen.
The men, a father and son and the armored car’s driver were slapped with federal prison sentences Wednesday in a Central Islip courthouse for stealing more than $500,000 in November 2018.
Alexis LaGuerra, 32, a driver who worked at security firm GardaWorld, plotted with Raymond “Razor” Soto Sr., 49, and his son Raymond “Rambo” Soto Jr., 29, to steal the cash on Nov. 2, 2018.
LaGuerra, who was working the overnight shift that night, drove the vehicle to a bank in Valley Stream and walked away, leaving $510,000 in cash unguarded.
Soto Jr. slipped into the truck and drove it a short distance from the bank. He then grabbed the three bags containing the money, loaded them into a car driven by his father and drove off into the night.
Authorities eventually tracked the three accomplices down and recovered $130,000 of the cash from Soto Sr.’s home.
They pleaded guilty in April to bank larceny. Judge Sandra Feuerstein sentenced LaGuerra to 30 months in federal prison, Soto Jr. to 33 months and Soto Sr. to 18 months.
The men were also ordered to pay a forfeiture of $300,000 and return all the money to the security company.
“This inside job has landed the defendants inside prison where they can contemplate what a foolhardy idea this crime was,” said United States Attorney for the Eastern District Richard Donoghue.