A Brooklyn man is one of the bandits behind a brazen January armored car heist in Maryland that netted $1.3 million, according to new court documents filed Wednesday.
FBI agents arrested Michael (Turtle) Watts last week at his girlfriend’s Queens residence, authorities said .
Watts, 42, was allegedly one part of a gun-toting trio that robbed a Loomis armored car driver outside a State Employees Credit Union branch in Salisbury, Md.
Two other men, 48-year-old Orneth Patrick South of Charlotte, North Carolina, and 38-year-old Ryan Shevin Smith of Princess Anne, Md., were also charged in the heist, documents say.
When South was arrested, he said his friend of 20 years, “Turtle,” from Brooklyn helped with the robbery. That led investigators to Watts.
After Watts’ May 17 arrest, he admitted to a role in the Jan. 22 armored car robbery, court papers say.