FBI charges 20-year-old in forklift-aided bank vault heist

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI has charged a 20-year-old Philadelphia man with helping guide a bank vault containing $104,000 onto a stolen forklift in the mayhem that followed protests over racial injustice on May 31.

Officials say a city officer identified the suspect seen on video based on distinctive arm tattoos, even though he was wearing a wig.

Federal prosecutors say a crowd had broken into the bank and secured the vault before someone arrived with a shotgun and scared them off.

However, they say Raphael Shaw returned and helped the forklift driver make off with the vault. Shaw is scheduled for a detention hearing on Tuesday.

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