Felixstowe: Police to question “Fast Eddie” Maher about �1m bank truck raid

POLICE and FBI officers in America were today preparing to question “Fast Eddie” Maher, who is wanted in connection with an astonishing �1 million raid on a security van in Felixstowe 19 years ago.

Maher was arrested after officers swooped on his home in the Ozarks, an area of central eastern USA covering Arkansas and Missouri.

He is believed to have been working in the area for a cable company under a false name.

Maher vanished after the �1m theft from a Securicor van in Felixstowe in 1993.

While a colleague made a delivery to Lloyds Bank in Hamilton Road, Maher waited outside in the truck.

The van vanished and was later found empty on the seafront. Police believed the 50 bags, containing �1m in coins, �20 and �10 notes, had been transferred into a Toyota Previa spacecruiser vehicle with false number plates, stolen earlier in London.

The Toyota was then driven to a car park on the nearby Landguard peninsula.

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It is believed the money was then transferred again – this time into a car, later found torched in Essex.