FBI Seeks the Public’s Help Identifying an Armored Van Robber
Paul Abbate, special agent in charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office, and Chief Gary Mayer of the Troy Police Department, announced that the FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the October 1, 2014 robbery of an armored van operated by Total Armored Car Service Inc.
On October 1, 2014, just prior to 9:30 a.m., a black male, riding a bicycle and wearing a hooded sweatshirt and ski mask, approached the armored van in front of Troy Athens High School on John R. Road in Troy, Michigan. The suspect pointed a gun at the driver, and the driver exited the vehicle. The suspect then stole the vehicle and drove away. The armored van was recovered a short time later by the Troy Police Department behind the Troy International Church of God on East Wattles Road near North Rochester Road.
The investigation is being worked jointly by the FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Troy Police Department. The FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force is composed of special agents with the FBI Detroit Field Office, Oakland County Resident Agency; and state and local law enforcement officers with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Department of Corrections/Parole, and the Bloomfield Township, Auburn Hills, Southfield, and Waterford Township Police Departments.
Members of the public should not try to apprehend any suspect(s). Anyone with information may contact the FBI Detroit Field Office 24 hours a day at 313-965-2323 or the Troy Police Department tip line at 248-524-0777.