Guard Killed in Ga. Armored Car Robbery


DeKalb County police are looking for two men who they said shot and killed an armored car guard during a robbery Tuesday.

Police believe the shooting was part of a recent string of metro Atlanta armored car attacks, the most recent being in February.

The incident happened just after 12 p.m. at the Toco Hills Shopping Center on LaVista Road outside a Kroger grocery store.

A Garda guard was shot repeatedly when he left the store, police said. The guard was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

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Channel 2’s Ryan Young was at the scene as officers and FBI agents swarmed the area, though the store remained open for business.

Witnesses told Young they were appalled.

Authorities said they were reviewing surveillance video of the shooting.

The perpetrators got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators later found the getaway car a short distance away from the Kroger grocery store.

Police said the vehicle had been carjacked the day before in Snellville.

Garda Cash Logistics is offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in the shooting.

Garda said in statement, “We are deeply saddened by the death of our colleague in today’s incident and extend our condolences to his family.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 404-679-9000.

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