The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying two unknown suspects responsible for an armored truck heist yesterday in the Third Ward.
The incident occurred Monday morning near the intersection of Reed Road and Cullen Boulevard.
The male suspects robbed an armored Loomis truck, kidnapped one of the armed guards and then stole the vehicle that the guard was driving, according to FBI Special Agent Shauna Dunlap.
“Despite the men’s efforts, Loomis security measures activated during the robbery prevented the men from gaining access to the vehicle’s vault,” Dunlap reported.
The robbers were reportedly only able to get away with the little money the guard was carrying at the time of the robbery.
“At about 7:40 a.m., the armed men approached the guard after conducting business near the intersection of Reed and Cullen Road in Houston,” Dunlap reported. “The armed robbers forced the guard inside the armored car and took off down the street. Security measures activated prevented the robbers from gaining access to the vehicle’s vault. They quickly released the guard, abandoned the vehicle, and were last seen getting into a light green metallic colored sedan. The armed robbers got away with some cash, but only the cash the guard was carrying at the time of the robbery. The guard was not physically hurt during the robbery.”
One of the robbers is described as a heavy black male with a goatee. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt during the robbery.
The other suspect is described as a black male with a medium build and a goatee. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and carried a two-tone pistol during the robbery.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of the two men.
The FBI is asking anyone with information about the case to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Office at 713-693-5000.