Mystery Surrounds Money Stolen by Bulgarian D.B. Cooper

Crime | July 6, 2012, Friday // 10:25
Mystery Surrounds Money Stolen by Bulgarian D.B. Cooper: Mystery Surrounds Money Stolen by Bulgarian D.B. Cooper Suspect Georgi Enev. File photo

The Prosecutor's Office in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv has no current information on the whereabouts of the money stolen by armored car driver, Georgi Enev.

The news was reported Friday by the Deputy District Prosecutor of Plovdiv, Galin Gavrailov, speaking for the largest, private TV channel, bTV.

Enev, 33, who allegedly pulled off an audacious theft of BGN 1.5 M from the bank car he was driving back in June, surrendered to the police, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced Thursday evening.

During the questioning, the man also refused to tell the authorities where and how he spent the last two weeks. Gavrailov said he believed the detainee most likely remained in Bulgaria while police was searching for him. He added that Enev needed an hour an half to report to the police precinct after his lawyer placed the phone call informing that his client was going to surrender, thus he could not have been far away from Plovdiv.

The Prosecutor also says that the investigation lacks proof about possible accomplices. From his words it emerged that the suspect is keeping silent on all details surrounding the crime.

Enev will be charged with embezzlement, and the fact he surrendered will be taken into account as a mitigating circumstance.

On June 22, police in Plovdiv were alerted about an abandoned cash transporter, and upon arriving they also found that the vehicle was empty.

The equivalent of BGN 1.5 M in various currencies was missing and the cash transporter's driver immediately became the suspect. The man was nowhere to be found and his Opel Kadett discovered abandoned some 15 km away from the city of Plovdiv

On Thursday, Enev entered the Plovdiv Prosecutor's Office accompanied by his lawyer, the Interior Minister has told local media.

In the aftermath of the adventurous crime, Internet forums in Bulgaria were overflowing with messages of support and encouragement for the wanted man. The widespread support begs comparison with the mysterious case of the so-called D.B. Cooper back in the 70s.

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