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3 Massachusetts men charged with armed robbery of cash courier transporting $430,000 for marijuana business

Three Bay State men allegedly robbed a courier who works for licensed cannabis businesses of more than $430,000 in cash. (photo from US Attorney’s Office)

Three Bay State men have been charged federally in the alleged armed robbery of a cash courier carrying more than $430,000 for marijuana businesses.

The men – Steven Madison, 38, of Bridgewater; Christopher White, 37, of Raynham; and Quentin McDonald, 25, of Brockton — are accused of robbing the courier at gunpoint in Swansea earlier this year.

They allegedly tied up and pepper-sprayed the courier and then burned the stolen getaway vehicle.

According to the federal indictments, on February 19, two men were seen on video stealing a rental car from a U-Haul location in Abington. Later in the day, an armed courier working for a company that provides cash transport services for licensed cannabis businesses arrived at a bank in Swansea, with about $436,200 in cash for deposit.

The U-Haul van reportedly pulled up next to the courier, and a masked man wearing a camouflage vest got out of the van. He then allegedly pointed a firearm at the courier before tying the courier’s hands behind his back.

Then a second masked man allegedly got out of the U-Haul van and quickly loaded the money into the vehicle. After trying to disarm the courier, the two men allegedly forced the courier into the back seat of their own car, pepper-sprayed him and closed the door.

Surveillance footage showed the courier managed to remove one hand from the zipper while inside his vehicle, draw his firearm and fire four shots in the direction of the U-Haul van as it fled the scene before calling 911.

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