Person Stole $1.8 Million at Ether After Armed Robbery, Prosecutors Say

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Yesterday the workplace clarified:

In addition to this robbery and kidnapping charges, Meza was charged with criminal possession of computer trespass and stolen property, computer tampering.

In announcements, District Attorney Cyrus Vance speculated that further offenses of this kind could happen in the future, citing prices at the market.
Prosecutors allege that Meza satisfied with the victim, knowing they possessed the ether holdings and then arranged after that meeting to a car service for these. According to the indictment, an as-yet-named person connected to this crime was hiding at the car, at which time they “demanded that the victim turn over his mobile phone, wallet, and keys while still holding the victim at gunpoint.”

Published at Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:00:19 +0000
“Video surveillance later obtained in the victim’s apartment building revealed MEZA using the set of keys discharged from the victim to go into the victim’s apartment and then leave the apartment holding a box thought to contain the sufferer’s pocket. Additional records reveal that soon after getting the sufferer’s digital wallet, the defendant moved approximately $1.8 million in Ether to his own personal account.”

The New York County District Attorney’s Office has registered armed robbery and kidnapping charges from an individual alleged to have been engaged in the theft of more than $1.8 million worth of ether, the cryptocurrency of this ethereum network.

“We can expect this type of crime to become increasingly popular as cryptocurrency values surge upward,” said Vance.

From that point, Meza went to the victim’s apartment in which they stole the ethers, as stated by the DA’s office.

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