Jim Mustian / The New Orleans Advocate
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- DNA lifted from a screwdriver has linked a local man to a stolen SUV used by masked gunmen in the fatal ambush of an armored truck driver at an Uptown bank late last year.
Federal law enforcement officials believe the suspect fled the state and bought a $50,000 car after the December heist, according to court records that reveal new details of the unsolved robbery.
The FBI, which declined to comment on the investigation, appears to be homing in on Lilbear George, 24, who shared details of the robbery with a confidential informant that jibed with surveillance footage and that were “not available in the public domain,” according to an application for a search warrant.
Those documents and others, filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, shed new light on a brazen, apparently carefully orchestrated robbery that occurred a week before Christmas in the parking lot of the Chase Bank at the busy intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues.
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