FBI Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Three Brazen Midday Armored Car Robbers
$50,000 Reward Offered; Men Should be Considered Armed and Extremely Dangerous
|FBI New York January 31, 2014|
Just after 12 p.m. today, a GardaWorld armored truck arrived at the HSBC Bank located at 82-57 Broadway in Queens. After the Garda truck arrived at the branch, one of the armed guards entered the bank to make a regularly scheduled pick-up of deposits. As the guard was leaving, he was attacked by three Asian or Hispanic males at gunpoint while in the ATM lobby. The photos show the suspects, who may have used a .45 semi automatic handgun, holding the guard at gunpoint. As the suspects fled, they sprayed the guard with mace.
The three men fled on foot westbound on Broadway in Queens after making off with cash from the guard. The men were dressed in heavy winter clothes and, after leaving on foot, may have driven in a navy blue or black Ford Explorer getaway vehicle that was described by witnesses as dirty from the winter weather and missing a front license plate.
The FBI, working closely with the New York City Police Department, is asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the three armed men in the brazen midday armored car robbery in Queens. GardaWorld is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the capture, arrest, and conviction of those responsible and the recovery of the stolen funds. The company reserves the right to allocate the reward among multiple sources of information.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (212) 384-1000. Tipsters may remain anonymous. The suspects should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
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