PITTSBURGH - An armored car guard accused of killing his partner in Pittsburgh and making off with more than $2 million was arrested in Florida on Tuesday after nearly two months on the run when someone called Pittsburgh police to report his whereabouts, authorities said.
Investigators recovered more than $1 million from a storage locker and from the home where Kenneth Konias Jr. was arrested without incident early Tuesday in Pompano Beach, Fla., law enforcement officials said.
Special Agent Michael Rodriguez, head of the Pittsburgh FBI office, said at a news conference that Konias was cooperating with agents.“He admitted his identity and he was cooperative when he was arrested,’’ Rodriguez said at a news conference announcing the arrest.
Konias had two handguns with him, one of which was his company-supplied weapon. Rodriguez said Konias “indicated that was the weapon he used in the incident.’’
Rodriguez estimated investigators recovered between $1.3 and $1.5 million of the missing money, but as much as a half-million dollars remains unaccounted for.
Rodriguez did not have details about the tip that led to Konias’s arrest, but said Konias had “confided in several individuals’’ after arriving in Florida.
“I think he may have made the admission that he was remorseful about his activity, some of his activities, in Pittsburgh,’’ Rodriguez said.
In federal court in Fort Lauderdale a few hours after his arrest, Konias waived his right to a removal hearing, allowing US marshals to transport him back to Pennsylvania.
US Attorney David Hickton said he will confer with Allegheny County prosecutors and Pittsburgh police to determine whether Konias will be prosecuted in Common Pleas court or federally.