FBI Birmingham
Public Affairs Specialist Paul E. Daymond
(205) 279-1457
January 14, 2019

FBI and Birmingham Police Offer $10,000 Reward in Armored Vehicle Robbery

BIRMINGHAM—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Johnnie Sharp, Jr. and Birmingham Police Chief Patrick D. Smith announced today a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and indictment of the subjects responsible for a Brinks armored vehicle robbery, which occurred on December 24, 2018.

On December 24, 2018, at approximately 8:15 a.m. a Brinks armored vehicle security guard was servicing an ATM at the BBVA Compass Bank located at 201 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, Alabama. The security guard blocked the entrance and exit of the driveway with the armored vehicle. Shortly thereafter, a gold-colored, four-door sedan backed into a parking spot at a nearby fast food restaurant. As the security guard was servicing the ATM, two black males quickly approached. One of the robbers sprayed the driver with a chemical while the second robber held him on the ground. They returned to the vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The robbers were dressed in dark clothing, neon vests, and gloves. The vests were similar to traffic control or construction vests.

Surveillance photos are attached.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at (205) 326-6166, or Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at (205) 254-7777.

Tips also can be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.

Armored Vehicle Robbery
Brinks Armored Vehicle Robbery