Armored Truck Robbed; Guards' Guns Taken

Police now confirm that an armored truck was robbed this morning at gunpoint. It happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. at the Bank of America automatic teller machine at the Washington Square Mall.

Washington police Lt. William Chrismon says two employees were servicing the ATM when they were robbed at gunpoint by more than one suspect.

Chrismon says the robbers took the guards' weapons, but would not confirm that the two were tied up. Police had in evidence bags large zip-ties that are commonly used as makeshift handcuffs.

The armored truck belonged to Garda Cash Logistics. A company spokesman told WITN News that they are cooperating with police, but could not offer any more information.

Customers say the Bank of America branch, which is located nearby, had its doors locked.

The SBI and the FBI are assisting in the investigation.

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  • by L.E.O. Location: Pitt on Jun 25, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    To Someone: Let us think, can we let the suspect enjoy the comforts of home TV, AC, and etc.... while officers sit outside in the heat. I think it was a great call to cut the power and may have helped end the situation. Unless you have more training than them or have been in that situation lets wait to critcise or judge, it ended without anyone getting hurt and that sounds like a great result every time. Protect and Serve.
  • by barney Location: mayberry on Jun 25, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    Gomer, its time for a #2 amber alert. What's that? One of us awake at all times.
  • by Brenda Location: old Washington resident on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:11 PM
    haha only in Washington. lol I wonder if it was the same people that robbed the East Carolina Bank when it first opened? Washington banks need to step it up. And please tell me who hired these people to drive an armored truck if they gave up their weapons? Isn't their job to protect the money, isn't that why there are given weapons? I know they have a family but get a different job.
  • by michael Location: hyde on Jun 24, 2011 at 02:11 PM
    sounds lie the economy just got alot better for some.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 at 01:30 PM in reply to michael
      yes it does somebody just got off unemployment proud of them
  • by not shocked Location: kinston, nc on Jun 24, 2011 at 01:05 PM
    Washington is sounding like Kinston on the news...I dont know which town is worse
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      by G.W. on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:12 PM in reply to not shocked
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        by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 04:46 PM in reply to G.W.
        You have lived in both places?
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          by G.W. on Jun 24, 2011 at 06:49 PM in reply to
          Yes & a couple of more.
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      by KGB on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:34 PM in reply to not shocked
      I was just saying the same thing. It's either Kinston or Washington on the news.
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      by washington on Jun 24, 2011 at 04:10 PM in reply to not shocked
      who's worse? Yall
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        by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 04:46 PM in reply to washington
        Washington sure doesnt sound much better
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      by dc wayne county on Jun 24, 2011 at 09:12 PM in reply to not shocked
      I can answer that GOLDSBORO!
  • by jobless Location: washington on Jun 24, 2011 at 07:24 AM
    this is wrong to do any crime.But this type of thing is going to be on the increase.People have no jobs,gas prices food prices,electric bills sky high.Idont condone it but its only a sign of the times and its gonna get much worse.Saying that the police have a dangerous job and hope they stay aware and safe
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      by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 07:48 AM in reply to jobless
      Yep, you are right. How is that change working for everyone?
  • by Tyee Location: Hyde County on Jun 23, 2011 at 09:17 PM
    This is not a joking matter. I appreciate the job they do and the stress that goes with it (the police) Thank your blessings, we are not in Kinston.
  • by ME Location: NC on Jun 23, 2011 at 08:37 PM
    I wouldn't actually call these guys armed guards, just delivery people with outdated revolvers hanging loosely on thier belt. I've watched them just walking around carelessly like the gun is some kind of robber repelent. Really surprised this doesn't happen more often.
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      by Tarzan on Jun 24, 2011 at 12:40 AM in reply to ME
      Outdated revolvers? A bullet fired from a revolver can kill just as quick as an automatic. It just does not hold as many rounds and will not jam.
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        by bob bath on Jun 24, 2011 at 08:25 AM in reply to Tarzan
        if it takes more them 6 shots you should not be shooting
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      by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 07:44 AM in reply to ME
      Revolvers are not outdated, they are preferred by many because they are more reliable than semi-auto.
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      by a on Jun 24, 2011 at 10:28 AM in reply to ME
      I love my 357 colt magnum revolver and it works just dandy, even for a gurl
  • by I feel dumb on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:40 PM
    Here I still thought that armored trucks had an armed guard inside watching everything going on around that truck and would/could shoot first and ask questions later if they felt they were threatened.
  • by Hmmm Location: enc on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:36 PM
    This story smells of a "Inside Job" for some reason.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 07:55 AM in reply to Hmmm
      you must have one good sense of smell because there is nothing in the story that would indicate that. you are making an uneducated guess and the odds are 50/50 that you are right. same as flipping a coin
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        by well gee on Jun 24, 2011 at 01:54 PM in reply to
        no description was a red flag to me. but thats just one part of the story. dont worry, im sure they will fully investigate anyone who harms a bank.

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