BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -A $10,000 reward is being offered in the Christmas Eve robbery of a Brinks armored vehicle.
Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. and Birmingham Police Chief Patrick D. Smith announced the reward today hoping it will lead to an arrest and indictment of the suspects.
The robbery happened at the BBVA Compass Bank on Gadsden Highway when a Brinks armored vehicle security guard was servicing an ATM. The security guard blocked the entrance and exit of the driveway with the armored vehicle. Shortly thereafter, a gold-colored, four-door sedan backed into a parking spot at a nearby fast food restaurant. As the security guard was servicing the ATM, two black males approached. One of the robbers sprayed the driver with a chemical while the second robber held him on the ground. They returned to the vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money and left the scene.
The robbers were dressed in dark clothing, neon vests and gloves. The vests were similar to traffic control or construction vests.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at (205) 326-6166, or Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at (205) 254-7777.
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