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Thief Disguised as Security Guard Steals $500,000

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    Thief Disguised as Security Guard Steals $500,000
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    In this file photo, the Greektown casino in Detroit is shown on Dec. 22, 2005.

    A Detroit thief armed with nothing more than a convincing costume stole over half a million dollars from an armored truck Friday — and is still on the run, police said, NBC News reported.

    The man, who was dressed as a security guard, approached a Loomis armored van that was parked in front of a casino in Detroit's Greektown district at around 8 a.m. ET, reported NBC affiliate WDIV.

    Sources told the station that the thief asked the Loomis driver to open the van, which the driver did willingly after assuming the man was a co-worker based on his uniform. 

    The brazen thief then walked away with several money bags stuffed with more than $500,000 in them, WDIV reported.