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Man arrested after $190,000 stolen from car at Bensalem gas station – NBC10 Philadelphia

Police in Bensalem, Bucks County, have announced the arrest and charging of a 43-year-old Levittown man who allegedly broke into a vehicle at a Bensalem gas station and stole $190,000.

Law enforcement officials arrested Christopher Plytas, 43, of Levittown following an incident that occurred Monday. He is suspected of theft and related crimes.

According to police, the incident for which Plytas has been charged occurred on Monday, April 29, around 5 p.m., after the victim – owner of a company that operates skill machines throughout the region – parked a vehicle at a Conoco gas station. along the 2700 block of Knights Road.

Inside the vehicle, officials said, were boxes containing $190,000.

According to the official, the incident happened when the victim was in the gas station where one of these skill games was being maintained.

While the victim was inside the business, a couple in a white Kia Optima parked next to the victim’s car. As seen in surveillance video shared online by law enforcement, a man gets out of the Kia and breaks into the backseat. window and removes boxes from the car.

The man then, as seen in the video, throws the boxes at a woman sitting in the front seat of the Kia before jumping back into his car and driving away.

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Police said officers were able to identify Plytas on Tuesday as the owner of the Kia, noting that the same vehicle with front-end damage had been involved in a crash in Bristol last October.

Police found Plytas at an apartment in Croydon, where he was arrested without incident, according to officials.

According to police, after searching the apartment – ​​and Plytas’ Kia Optima in the parking lot – investigators seized narcotics, paraphernalia, clothing and approximately $40,000 in cash.

Plytas is in custody at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10% bail of $2,000,000.

Court documents did not name an attorney who could comment on Plytas’ behalf.

An investigation is ongoing and, officials said, police are working to determine if the victim was targeted in this incident. They are also trying to find the additional money that was reported, officials said.