• Surveillance video released in October armored truck driver robbery

    By: Trish Williford


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It was a brazen afternoon heist at a very crowded east Charlotte Bank of America.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told Channel 9 that just minutes after the driver of a Loomis Armored truck pulled up at an ATM, two men walked up to him and pulled out their guns.

    The view from Chopper 9 Skyzoom showed dozens of CMPD detectives surrounding the truck, but by the time they arrived, the robbers were gone.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released surveillance video of the robbery on Nov. 18.

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    Police said around 1:30 p.m. Friday, two men approached the driver and demanded the money at the Bank of America on Albemarle Road.

    Channel 9 saw several customers going in and out of the bank and using the ATM while crime scene investigators collected evidence from the armored truck.

    Some customers didn’t even realize what happened.

    “It is surprising to know that it’s happening around here,” bank customer Elgtha Douglas said.

    “I’m not surprised at all. Because it happens all over,” another customer said.

    Police spent hours questioning the driver of the truck. Channel 9 later noticed a security guard outside of the bank talking on his cellphone.

    Police will only say two black men robbed the driver. They don’t have a good description of the men.

    Customers were thankful no one was hurt.

    Loomis is offering an additional reward of up to $25,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these suspects, in addition to the Crime Stoppers reward.

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