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EX-CHAUFFEUR RECOUNTS ROBBERY SUSPECTS' JOYRIDE

Jonathan Ellis, a former limousine chauffeur, Thursday told a federal court jury that a female passenger bared her breasts to passing motorists while he drove two men accused of robbing $2.9 million from an armored car company.

He was one of two limousine drivers who testified in the U.S. District Court trial of Gary R. LaTray and Timothy DeMarc, accused of robbing $2.9 million from the Armored Motor Service of America office in East Syracuse in May 1989.

"I've had nights out on the town," Ellis said after testifying about the five-day joyride he gave the pair from Binghamton to Virginia Beach, Va., where they were arrested. "But this was the only one I've had like this."

LaTray, 31, and DeMarc, 22, are charged with one count each of conspiracy, stealing bank funds and armed robbery in the sensational holdup in which robbers drove a one-ton U-Haul truck through an overhead door, then pistol-whipped two guards before fleeing with the money.

One guard, Thomas J. Lester, 26, pleaded guilty last June to aiding and abetting the armed robbery of bank funds.

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