MAYS LANDING – A Newark man has been charged in connection to a burglary of over $1.7 million from an armored vehicle outside Bally’s Casino on Nov. 5, 2020, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Dante J. McCluney has been charged with the following:
• Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
• Conspiracy to Commit Theft
“This was a brazen burglary of an armored car on a public street in broad daylight. Out of all the crimes I’ve seen committed in Atlantic County during my tenure, this incident harkened back to something out of the 1930’s. Thankfully, we have a talented, hard working group of detectives who used old fashioned detective work to track down Dante McCluney, and then identify the other suspects. It should be noted that a substantial amount of the stolen cash has been recovered.
On Nov. 5, 2020 at 12:40 p.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to Bally’s Casino for the reported theft of $1,760,000 from an armored vehicle owned by Rapid Armored Corporation (RAC). Video surveillance from Bally’s revealed three male suspects accessed the armored vehicle and removed suspected bags of U.S. currency. The suspects then entered a gray Hyundai sedan and departed the area at approximately 12:15 p.m.