Man gets 3 years for trying to sell gold bar stolen in North Carolina heist

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MIAMI — A Florida man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for attempting to sell a gold bar that was stolen during a North Carolina truck heist, according to WRAL.

In July, Miguel Bover pleaded guilty to an attempted extortion charge. Bover used a cell phone to threaten the potential gold bar buyer when the sale fell through.

According to authorities, Bover was not involved in the $4.8 million North Carolina truck heist that happened on Interstate 95 in Wilson County. The armored truck was traveling from Miami to Boston.

He admitted that he agreed to help the unidentified robbers who asked him to sell the gold bar.

WRAL reported that the FBI was notified when a pawn shop owner brought the bar to a metals refinery.

The theft is still under investigation.