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Posted at 7:56 PM ET, 04/27/2010

Armored car guard held up in NE D.C.

By Erica Johnston

Update, 10:37 p.m.:

D.C. police have confirmed that money was stolen in the hold-up of an armored-truck guard Tuesday night in Northeast.

Police said the thieves seized bags of cash before fleeing. The amount of money involved was not disclosed.

A green mini-van that the robbers may have used was found beneath an overpass at 8th and Edgewood Streets NE, police said.


An armored car guard was held up behind a Northeast pharmacy Tuesday evening, and D.C. police are trying to locate the suspects in the incident, officials said.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the suspects got away with any money or anything else.

The attempted heist happened behind the CVS in the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue when three suspects attacked the guard outside of the armored truck about 6:30 p.m., said officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to the scene with police dogs and a helicopter, and they issued a lookout for a green mini-van in which the three suspects may have fled, Carew said.

Police were also trying to determine if the guard's gun was stolen in the incident.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | April 27, 2010; 7:56 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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No descriptions? Must have been three white dudes from Fairfax County.

Posted by: Calabrese99 | April 28, 2010 6:55 AM | Report abuse

"Police were also trying to determine if the guard's gun was stolen in the incident."

Maybe I can save the police some important man hours...let's see....First I would ask the guard if he still had his gun, if he did that would tell me it was not stolen.

By chance if he didn't have his gun then I feel confident in telling the police it was stolen....

Just trying to be of assistance...

Posted by: pentagon40 | April 28, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Crooks vs Us. Skin don't matter. Bullets don't discriminate.

They'll get caught. Just a matter of time. Guys that do this stuff ain't geniuses.

Looking for that fast, easy money. Safer to play the Powerball.

Posted by: uncivil | April 28, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

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