3 armored trucks robbed at gunpoint within hours of each other in Chicago area
CHICAGO - Three armored trucks were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday in Chicago, Lansing and Calumet City.
At about 1:20 p.m., the victim, who was driving an armored truck, was heading into a Checks Cashed location in the 500 block of West 31st Street when two offenders produced firearms and demanded the victim's vehicle, Chicago police said.
The offenders then fled the scene.
They were arrested near 77th and Green a short time later.
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This was the third armored truck robbery that occurred Wednesday.
At about 9:35 a.m., the FBI responded to an armored car robbery at Pete's Fresh Market in the 1900 block of Sibley Boulevard in Calumet City.
The driver of a Brinks armored truck was robbed at gunpoint. The thieves were last seen driving westbound in a silver Infinity q50 with tinted windows toward the Bishop Ford Expressway, according to sources.
After the robbery in Calumet City, the FBI responded to another one in Lansing.
At about 12:05 p.m., Lansing police responded to Gordon Food Service located at 173rd Street for the report of a robbery.
According to preliminary information, several armed subjects forcefully took money from a Loomis Armored Car employee in the parking lot and fled the scene in a vehicle.
A worker inside the store witnessed the driver being beaten during the robbery.
No injuries were reported.
At this time, it is unknown if all three robberies were committed by the same offenders.
Former FBI special agent Ross Rice says it’s a growing trend of brazen crime with the drivers traveling alone. Rice says if convicted, the perpetrators could serve up to 20 years in prison.