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Brink's Driver Foils Attempt by 4 to Rob Armored Truck

July 07, 2001

A Brink's armored-truck driver exchanged gunfire with one of four would-be robbers early Friday outside a Chatsworth bank, thwarting a theft attempt, authorities said.

No one was injured and no money was taken in the incident outside the Bank of America at 20900 Devonshire St., police said.

Shortly before 2 a.m., four men accosted the truck crew in the bank's parking lot. One robber fired a handgun at the driver, who returned fire from inside the truck, police said. Several rounds were exchanged.

The robbers fled in a car and were at large Friday, police said.

A Los Angeles Police Department detective said the attempted robbery did not appear to be related to other armored-truck robberies this year. On Feb. 5, Brink's employee David Delgado was killed during a robbery of a Bank of America inside an Albertsons supermarket in Valley Glen.

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