NORWALK - A man suspected of stealing "a large amount" of money from the armored car company he worked for has been extradited back to the U.S. after more than a decade on the run, authorities said this week.Vuthy Sok was working for Sectran Security Armored Car when on June 7, 2000 he allegedly threatened his partner and stole a money bag they had just picked up from a business on the 14000 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk. Sok, 39, remained a fugitive for more than 11 years and was featured several times on America's Most Wanted. Last July, detectives from the Norwalk Sheriff's Station were contacted by the Quebec City Police in Canada, who said they may know Sok's location. Norwalk detectives provided Canadian officials with fingerprints and an arrest warrant. Canadian officials continued their investigation and in January 2012 detained Sok pending extradition to the U.S. Sok was extradited to Los Angeles on May 23 where he is being held on $50,000 bail. He was arraigned June 22 at Bellflower Superior Court. None of the stolen money has been recovered.
********** Published: June 28, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 11