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Authorities are searching for three suspects after an armored-truck guard was shot and robbed while making a delivery at a southwest Houston check-cashing store Saturday morning, FBI officials said.
A Loomis armored truck arrived around 11 a.m. to make a delivery at a check-cashing store in the 5900 block of South Gessner, FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said.
One of the guards was attempting to enter the store with the cash delivery when gunfire erupted outside the business, Dunlap said. After being hit at least once, the guard dropped the money, which was taken by one man armed with a pistol and another who had a rifle, Dunlap said.
The gunmen fled the scene in what witnesses described as a silver four-door sedan, possibly a Chevy Malibu, which was driven by a third man.
Paramedics took the guard to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he is in stable condition. The crime took place close to the lunch hour and several people were outside the shopping center.
“It was amazing no one else was hurt,“ Dunlap said.
“They didn’t even attempt to rob this individual without violence,“ she said. “They shot first.“
Investigators are also trying to determine if the robbery is connected to other crimes, including a similar robbery and shooting of another armored-truck guard in the summer. Anyone with information about the latest case is urged to call the FBI at 713-693-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS