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New lead in $4m Richmond 'road gang' armed robbery

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A man and woman who tried to exchange cash stolen in a 1994 robbery; and a truck used in the heist.

A man and woman who tried to exchange cash stolen in a 1994 robbery; and a truck used in the heist. Photo: Supplied

Police have searched a far north Queensland property over an unsolved $4 million armoured car robbery on a Melbourne freeway almost 20 years ago.

Cold-case detectives have identified links between the "road gang" armed robbery and a property in the Mossman area in Queensland, as well as a car believed to have been used in the hold-up.

Police searched a property at Mossman and a number of nearby locations in mid-March, Queensland police said on Tuesday.

The current property owners are not involved in the robbery, police said.

"A number of items were seized and have been conveyed to Victoria for forensic testing," a Queensland police spokesman said.

Police also want to find a Bedford or Dodge utility believed to have been used in the robbery.

The utility was fitted with large storage lockers on the rear of the vehicle.

The utility is thought to have been taken to Queensland in the weeks after the robbery and left at a wrecking business in North Cairns, but it was in good condition and may have been sold complete, police said.

Up to five people were involved in the robbery, in which four heavily-armed offenders disguised as road workers robbed an Armaguard van on the Monash Freeway at Richmond on June 23, 1994.

The gang escaped in two getaway cars with $4 million.

Detectives last month charged a Melbourne lawyer, alleging he tried to launder a portion of the stolen money.

Armaguard has offered a $100,000 reward to solve the case.

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