HOUSTON, TEXAS – The driver of an armored truck was shot by a robbery suspect after leaving the safety of the vehicle to assist his partner, according to Houston police.
The incident happened at 12:20 p.m. in the 9300 block of Eastex Freeway at Tidwell Road. Two employees of the armored car service arrived to service the automatic teller machine at the bank. HPD Assistant Chief Yasar Bashir said that one employee exited the truck to service the ATM. The driver, who remained in the truck, noticed that his partner was lying on the ground. “So he immediately got out and saw the suspect who was taking the money away. There was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the driver of the Brinks,” Bashir said.
According to the Houston office of the FBI, the suspect ran to a waiting vehicle and fled the scene and is still at large. Both armored car employees survived. One was uninjured, and the other was transported to a local hospital, but his condition has not been disclosed.