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Armored Car Robbery
Queens, New York


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The Federal Bureau of Investigation, working closely with the New York City Police Department, is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating three armed men involved in an unsolved violent armored car robbery that occurred on January 31, 2014. The FBI now also believes the same group could be responsible for another heist at a PLS Check Cashing location at 105-22 Northern Boulevard in Queens, New York, on January 25, 2013.

Shortly after 12 p.m. on January 31, 2014, a GardaWorld armored truck arrived at the HSBC Bank located at 82-57 Broadway in Elmhurst, Queens. After the truck arrived at the branch, one of the armed guards entered the bank to make a regularly-scheduled pickup of deposits. As the guard was leaving, he was attacked at gunpoint by three Asian or Hispanic males in the ATM lobby. The suspects, who may have used a .45 semiautomatic handgun, held the guard at gunpoint. As the suspects fled, they sprayed the guard with mace.

The three men fled westbound on Broadway in Queens after making off with cash from the guard. The men were dressed in heavy winter clothes and may have fled in what is believed to be a green Ford Explorer XLT, possibly from 2002 or 2003, with a dealer or out-of-state rear license plate. The vehicle was described as being dirty from the winter weather and missing a front license plate.


If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the New York Division of the FBI at (212) 384-1000, your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Field Office: New York