• CMPD investigating robbery of armored truck in west Charlotte

    By: Blake Hanson


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police have released a vague suspect description following the second incident in two weeks involving an armored vehicle at a bank ATM.

    The first incident happened on Jan. 12 at the Bank of America off Freedom Drive and Camp Greene Street. According to a police report, a person approached the armored vehicle around 7 a.m. while holding a gun. The person attempted to rob the two Loomis employees, but didn't get any money, the report said.

    The armored van was servicing an ATM at the time of the incident.

    Another armored vehicle was targeted Thursday while servicing an ATM at the Carolina Postal Credit Union off Mulberry Church Road. Police said someone approached an armored truck employee, stole his gun and then took off around 6:30 a.m.

    The ATM is in the parking lot of the CPCU, but is owned by State Employees Credit Union, the bank said.

    SLIDESHOW: CMPD investigating robbery of armored truck in west Charlotte

    Police believe it is the same person involved in both incidents, according to Eyewitness News Reporter Mark Becker.

    Late Thursday afternoon, police released a suspect description from Thursday's incident. The suspect is a 5 foot 8 black male with a medium average build who was wearing dark clothes and a dark bandana over his face, police said.

    Police have not released video or images from either incident.

    No one was hurt in either incident.



    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were investigating a robbery of an armored truck driver in west Charlotte early Thursday morning.

    Officers were called to Carolina Postal Credit Union on Mulberry Church Road around 6:30 a.m.

    Investigators told Channel 9 they believe it is the same man who attempted a robbery outside a Bank of America off Freedom Drive and Camp Greene Street last week.

    In both crimes, the thief approached an armored truck early in the morning while it was servicing an ATM. 

    Police said the man approached the armored truck driver but the driver did not let him inside the vehicle. Officers said the robber did get away with the armored truck driver's gun.

    The ATM involved Thursday morning is owned by State Employee’s Credit Union -- separate from the bank.

    A bank spokesperson told Channel 9 that while it is concerning, it is something people in the financial business are mentally prepared for.
    “Safety is a heightened awareness being in the business that we are in. They're comfortable with that, they're aware that situations can happen so we do try to stay alert to it,” said Deb McLean with Carolina Postal Credit Union.

    Police have not yet released surveillance images of the crime.

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