Ex-fugitive pleads not guilty to 2000 Norwalk armored car robbery

NORWALK — A suspect in a 2000 armored car heist in Norwalk who spent 11 years as a fugitive before being captured in Canada two months ago pleaded not guilty in court Friday, officials said.
Vuthy Sok, 39, was an employee of Sectran Security Armored Car when he robbed the company of a bag full of cash on June 7, 2000, Capt. Patrick Maxwell of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station said in a written statement.
After being located in Quebec, Canada, in 2011 and jailed by Canadian authorities early this year, Sok was extradited back to Southern California to face charges in May, officials said.
After entering a not guilty plea Friday in Norwalk Superior Court, Sok was ordered to return July 24 for a pre-trial hearing, court officials said.
Sok and his partner picked up money from a business in the 14000 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk prior to the 2000 robbery, officials said.
“Suspect Vuthy Sok threatened his partner and stole a money bag containing a large amount of U.S. currency and fled the scene,” Maxwell said.
Though authorities knew his identity immediately, Sok remained at-large for years, officials said. He was featured several times on the television show, “America’s Most Wanted.”
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