Posted: Jul 10, 2012 11:10 AM by Associated Press
LONDON (AP) - A British man deported from the United States after two decades on the run has appeared in a U.K. court to face trial over an armored van robbery.
Dubbed "Fast Eddie" by British media, Edward J. Maher was working as a guard for a security company in 1993 when authorities say he conducted a heist in Suffolk that netted him a haul of British currency worth about $1.5 million at the time.
Maher, 57, was arrested in Missouri earlier this year on immigration charges.
British police say Maher has been deported from the U.S. and appeared in court on Tuesday.
Police said he did not enter a plea to the charge of theft and was remanded in custody until a July 17 hearing.