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FBI Offers $100K Reward For Killers In Fatal Armored Car Robbery

Greater Houston saw more armored car robberies in 2014 than any other metropolitan area in the nation. Today, police are asking for help in solving the latest robbery, which included the fatal shooting of a guard.

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The FBI released a photo of the stolen white Ford F-250 truck driven by the armed men before and after the robbery. According to FBI, the vehicle was stolen from the Pipeline Grill in Baytown, Texas in May of 2014. It blue and white decals with the wording “HRT Houston Road Transit JV” on the driver’s side and rear tailgate of the vehicle.

 

The FBI is offering an unprecedented $100,000 reward for tips. Brinks armored car guard Alvin Kinney was killed during a shootout with three robbers in the Galleria area. Speaking at the Houston FBI office, Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner said they’re launching a billboard campaign to inform the public.

“We need your help to hunt these cold-blooded killers and to preserve the safety of our community,” said Turner.

Last year, there were eight armored car robberies in Greater Houston. That’s the highest number of any metropolitan area in the United States.

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said tips from the public have been instrumental in identifying many robbery suspects.

“Not if but when we apprehend the suspects, they will likely face the highest state charge that I can bring, which is capital murder,” Anderson said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the FBI or Crime Stoppers

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