Two armored car guards killed in seperate incidents www.privateofficer.com
Greensboro NC Dec 16 2008 – An security officer working for Brinks Security has died this morning after being shot during a robbery outside a Greensboro store.
The News & Record of Greensboro reports that the Brinks guard had picked up money in the Old Navy store at Friendly Center Monday morning when the suspect approached him. Shots were fired and several bags that the victim was carrying were reported missing.
Greensboro Police Chief Tim Bellamy said the suspect took off on foot after the shooting, then got into a vehicle near a bank. The suspect was at large as of Monday afternoon.
The unidentified security officer died at a local hospital.
No one in the store was hurt, and a second Brinks security officer inside the armored truck was not injured.
Bellamy said customers had seen the suspect inside the store prior to the shooting
This is an active crime scene at this time and more details will be released soon.
San Diego CA Dec 16 2008
Police are reporting that an armored car guard was killed today when the armored van he was riding in crashed off a Mount Hope freeway ramp, authorities reported.
The California Highway Patrol said that the unidentified 25-year-old man and his partner were taking the rain-slick connector from eastbound State Route 94 to northbound SR-15 when the driver lost control of the Dunbar vehicle shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to a CHP spokesperson.
The van hit and went over a raised concrete barrier, then careened down an embankment, ejecting the employee riding in the passenger seat, CHP public affairs Officer Brad Baehr said.
Officials are withheld the name of the security officer pending notification of his family. CHP also said that the victim died at the scene from extensive injuries.
Medics took the driver to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Baehr said.
The accident forced the closure of the interchange for about 4 1/2 hours.
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