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Surveillance Video Shows Robbers Fleeing Gunfire After Armored Truck Heist in University City, FBI Says

An armored truck was making a delivery to an ATM on Market Street in University City Thursday morning when two men grabbed bags of cash

What to Know

  • An armored truck was making a delivery to an ATM on Market Street in University City Thursday morning when 2 masked men robbed him.
  • The guard and his co-worker shot at the robbers as they got away, Philadelphia police said.
  • The FBI released surveillance video and photos of the suspect on Monday. If you have any info, call the FBI at 215-418-4000.

New surveillance video released by the FBI shows two robbery suspects fleeing gunfire during an armored truck heist in Philadelphia's University City last week.

Two men wearing dark clothing, ski masks and gloves, one carrying a rifle, targeted a worker making a delivery to a bank ATM along Market Street near 36th Street around 10 a.m. Thursday, Philadelphia police said.

Video shows the armed men running into the bank.

After the robbers grabbed bags of cash, a guard who stayed by the truck and the guard making the delivery both fired at the suspects, according to investigators.

One suspect ran off east on Market Street while the other hopped into a maroon or red Chevy Trailblazer that another person drove off north on 36th Street.

The men dropped both bags of money, police said. Along with one of the money bags, police found a handgun and a rifle clip containing 40 to 50 rounds of ammunition.

Video released by the FBI on Monday shows the suspects arriving in the SUV moments before the robbery. It also shows them fleeing from the scene after the guards opened fire. One of the suspects then dives into the SUV as the rear window is blasted out by gunfire. The driver takes off while the other suspect flees on foot.

It was unclear if the robbers fired their weapons during what Police Chief Inspector Frank Vanore called a "calculated" heist.

People at the busy intersection ran from the commotion.

No injuries were reported. Investigators said they checked local hospitals, but no gunshot victims turned up.

Vanore said that everyone was "very, very lucky" that no one was hurt. He also called the robbers "very brazen."

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects. If you have any information, please call the FBI at 215-418-4000. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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