A $20,000 reward was offered for information in the case of a violent armored car robbery that was caught on two cameras outside a Southern California bank.
The robbery occurred as a Brinks employee was stocking an ATM with money April 24 in the drive-through service area of a Wells Fargo Bank on South Market Street in Inglewood. Video from cameras positioned on the building and ATM show a masked assailant, armed with what investigators described as a semi-automatic handgun, run across a parking lot and rush up to the employee from behind.
The driver, who remained in the Brinks truck, activated the vehicle's sirens as the gunman approached his co-worker. The attacker, dubbed the South Market Bandit, demanded a bag of money from the messenger.
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Witnesses told investigators the subject fired a round into the ground, according to a statement from the FBI.
The attacker ran back through the parking lot with the money bag, crossed a street and entered an alley. He continued to point the gun in the direction of the Brinks employees as he left the view of the surveillance cameras.
A "large sum of money" was taken in the heist, the FBI said.
The $20,000 reward offered by Brinks and FBI is in exchange for information leading to the identity of the person or group responsible for the crime. The thief, described as having very short hair and weighing 160 to 170 pounds, was wearing a dark shirt, jeans, black bandana that covered his lower face and blue plastic gloves.
Call 310-477-6565 with information about the case.