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Colleagues say alleged armored car thief, shooter had history of conflict, problems
PITTSBURGH (AP) ' According to some who knew him, the western Pennsylvania armored car guard who allegedly killed his partner and stole $2 million in cash had a history of questionable behavior.
Authorities have been searching for 22-year-old Kenneth Konias Jr. since Tuesday, when he allegedly shot and killed his partner and fled.
But Chris Bearley, assistant Duquesne fire chief, says the theft "wasn't a shocker to any of us down here." Konias tried to join the department as a volunteer at about age 18, but was later asked to leave.
Bearley says Konias was in some ways an average 18-year-old, but had flashy cars and a "gang-banger personality."
Konias graduated from Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, just south of Pittsburgh. A spokesman for the school didn't return calls seeking comment, and his parents couldn't be reached for comment.
Anationwide and international manhunt has been launched for Konias.