With all that cash, you’d think he could afford a clue.
A dimwitted armored-truck company driver was caught on video making off with $1.6 million — and was busted the next morning when he showed up for work in Queens, law-enforcement sources said.
Riguerson Avril, 37, whose job was to move trucks at GardaWorld’s facility in Long Island City, snatched a bag containing the cash at around 10 p.m. Monday and stashed it with a relative in Philadelphia, according to a criminal complaint.
Employees at the cash-transport company discovered the money missing and viewed surveillance video before confronting Avril when he reported to work at the 45th Avenue facility.
Avril saw the moneybag sitting on a pallet and knocked it to the ground before kicking it under a nearby truck to hide it, the complaint says.
“I wanted to see if anyone would notice,” he later told investigators, according to court papers.
Then he allegedly sneaked the cash into a truck, moved the truck outside and covered the bag with his raincoat before secreting it away in his personal car.
He later tore open the bag and stuffed the cash in a suitcase, which he handed off to a relative named Renee in Philly, the complaint says.
Police recovered the bag in Philadelphia, but it was missing $10,000.
Investigators said they do not know what happened to that cash.
Avril was arrested and charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property at an arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday.
The judge released him without bail.
A man who answered the door at Avril’s Queens address said Avril doesn’t reside there and had been living out of his car.
GardaWorld did not respond to a request for comment.