EDMONTON, Alberta – The man wanted in an armored car heist at a Canadian university that left three armed guards dead was carrying $330,000 in cash and no passport when he was arrested by U.S. border officials, police said Sunday.
Travis Baumgartner was stopped Saturday near a border crossing in Lynden, Wash., southwest of Abbotsford, British Columbia.
He was driving a Ford F-150 truck with the Alberta license plate police had been seeking, said Police Supt. Bob Hassel at a news conference. Hassel added the suspect tried to get through the border with his driver’s license. He had the cash in a backpack.
The suspect didn’t have a gun and was arrested without incident, said Thomas Schreiber of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Baumgartner, 21, had been on the run since Friday when four armed guards were gunned down, three of them fatally. He faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Hassel said the injured guard remains in critical condition.