PBC man gets 9 years for role in $3 million Riviera Beach heist

A 43-year-old Palm Beach County man on Tuesday was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a $3 million heist from a Riviera Beach armored truck facility, a crime that took FBI agents three years to solve.

tmpNSWfqS-mdly-photoSircorey Wilder is the third of three men to be convicted and sentenced in connection with the bold September 2012 robbery at Garda Cash Logistics. Darryl Peterkine, 39, of Riviera Beach, is serving a 15 1/2-year sentence. Hjalmar Towns, 30, a Riviera Beach man who worked at the money-handling facility on Garden Road, is serving a 6 1/2-year sentence on top of another 14-year term in connection with an 2013 attempted robbery of a Garda armored truck.

A fourth man, Michael Sheffield, was shot dead outside his Riviera Beach home in January 2013. Identified as an unindicted co-conspirator in court records, his murder is believed to have been connected to the robbery, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aurora Fagan told U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg. No one has been charged.

Lauren Fleischer Louis, who represents Wilder, pleaded for leniency for her client, arguing that he had cooperated with federal prosecutors and helped them identify the two others involved in what turned out to be an inside job. But, Fagan told Rosenberg, Wilder had a selective memory.

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