FBI investigating armored car robberies

ATLANTA — Authorities are looking for information about the suspects responsible for a series of armed car robberies.

FBI agents believe Tuesday’s fatal robbery of an armored car in Toco Hills is connected to six other robberies that have occurred in the Metro Atlanta area since September.

On Tuesday, a courier was shot and killed in a robbery outside a La Vista Road grocery store. The FBI described the gunman as a black man in his late 20’s to early 30’s in age, 5’11 in height, with a medium complexion.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of our colleague in today’s incident and extend our condolences to his family,” armored car company Garda said in a statement. “We are cooperating with law enforcement in investigating the incident and therefore cannot provide any additional details.”

Previous armored car robberies in Metro Atlanta:

Jan. 21 in Stone Mountain
Dec. 7 in Buford
Nov. 29 in Snellville
Nov. 11 in Buford
Oct. 7 in Marietta
Sept. 14 in Atlanta

The company is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is urged to call the Atlanta FBI at (404) 679-9000.

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