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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1994
Two armed bandits hijacked an armored truck near Universal Studios early Wednesday and drove it to a nearby residential area before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash, authorities said. A Wells Fargo guard was stopped by a man armed with a semiautomatic handgun about 6:15 a.m. when the guard returned to the truck after making a delivery to an automated teller machine near the entrance to the Universal Studios Tour, 1000 Universal Plaza, Los Angeles Police Lt. Ken Lady said.
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June 13, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A federal judge in Florida said this week that she would review the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' phone data after a man accused of masterminding an armed-truck robbery asked for his NSA phone data in hopes the information would help his case. Last week's revelations by Britain's Guardian newspaper about a series of top-secret NSA information-gathering programs -- which included the wide-scale collection of Americans' phone records and data from wireless providers -- have already provoked wide debate, including a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the phone-monitoring practice.
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NEWS
March 28, 1996 | Frank B. Williams
Wednesday's attack on an armored car in Woodland Hills was the first in the San Fernando Valley in 1996. During 1995, the Valley recorded a spate of armored car holdups. Although there are no definitive numbers kept by authorities, police say robbers increasingly are turning to attacks on the trucks because banks are developing more sophisticated in-house security measures. Here is a chronology of armored car robberies in the Valley since Jan 1, 1995: * On Feb.
WORLD
January 23, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A soldier killed last weekend just south of here was the U.S. military's first fatality in a new fleet of heavily armored vehicles designed to protect soldiers from roadside bombs, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Tuesday. A bomb that went off under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected truck near Arab Jabour did not penetrate the cabin but threw the vehicle into the air and caused it to overturn, Morrell said. Three other soldiers in the MRAP were injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000 | SUE FOX
Two men attacked an armored truck Saturday at a Sears appliance service center in North Hollywood, opening fire on a guard before speeding off in a white Chevrolet van, police said. The guard returned fire but apparently missed the gunmen, said Lt. Kathleen Sheehan of the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division. "Everybody must have been nervous, because nobody hit anybody," Sheehan said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Loomis Armored guard was killed and another guard was critically injured Saturday in one of at least seven crashes on the Antelope Valley Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said. The armored truck was traveling just north of Avenue L in Lancaster about 4 p.m. when it started to weave, Officer A.J. Torres said. The driver lost control of the truck, which went about 50 feet off the side of the freeway, flipping twice before stopping in a ravine.
NEWS
February 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A well-dressed man apparently scooped up nearly $500,000 that fell out of an armored truck onto a busy street in Cleveland, the FBI said. An armored truck employee told the FBI he noticed the money was missing when he discovered a door was ajar. FBI officials said they were analyzing surveillance film from security cameras to see if the man's image is on the tape. The money was lost during a half-mile trip from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to Jacobs Field, home of the Cleveland
NEWS
July 24, 1987 | Associated Press
More than 100 drivers stopped their cars and scrambled to collect masses of $20 bills after a bag containing up to $400,000 fell out of a Wells Fargo truck on a four-lane highway, police said Thursday. The back door of the armored truck swung open shortly before midnight Wednesday, allowing a sack of bills to fall out onto Interstate 95, police said. Another truck struck the bag and bills went flying.
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | Associated Press
It wasn't quite pennies from heaven, but loose change that fell from an armored truck's open back door had children scrambling in the street for a share. "A few kids must have got away with some dimes and quarters," when coins tumbled from the truck as it drove through the Buffalo suburb, police Sgt. Dan Wojtaszczyk said Friday. Elizabeth Safe was driving behind the truck Thursday afternoon when coins fell out as the truck went over a bump.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN
A toppled Brinks Inc. truck partially shut down the Ventura Freeway for three hours Monday and left the truck's driver and a passenger seriously injured. Just before 3 p.m., the armored truck was traveling north on the freeway, approaching the Seaward Avenue exit in Ventura, when a car in front of it swerved to avoid a 3-foot-by-3-foot metal box in the roadway. The Brinks truck, however, hit the box.
WORLD
September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gunmen wearing police commando uniforms waylaid an armored truck Wednesday, overpowered the guards and made off with about half a million dollars in Iraqi currency, police said. The robbers set up a fake checkpoint with two police vehicles along the Mohammed Qassim highway in east Baghdad, the police said, flagged down the armored truck and offered to escort it to its destination downtown. Along the way, about 10 gunmen forced the driver to pull over near a university campus, police said.
NATIONAL
December 21, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Three vehicles, including an armored truck, crashed near Indianapolis International Airport, killing three people and scattering money across Interstate 70, state police said. The westbound armored truck crossed the median and collided with a pickup truck and sport utility vehicle in the eastbound lanes, State Police 1st Sgt. Dave Bursten said. The pickup burst into flames, and coins and paper currency from the United Armored Services truck were thrown across the highway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The driver of an armored truck suspected of disappearing last month with about $3 million was arrested Thursday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on suspicion of embezzlement, authorities said. Philip Salcedo Jr., 23, vanished after dropping off his partner for a cash pickup.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2003 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
The search for an armored truck driver missing since last week along with about $3 million in cash and checks is now focused in Mexico, but authorities still are unsure whether the man is a victim or a suspect. Philip Salcedo Jr. disappeared last week after dropping off his partner in downtown San Diego. The partner made a cash pickup at a business and was supposed to meet Salcedo -- who said he was going to drive around the block -- in front of the building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
An armored truck company on Tuesday increased its reward to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone connected to the shooting death of an armored car guard two years ago. Dunbar Armored Inc. had posted a $10,000 reward after the Dec. 7, 2000, robbery and killing at 820 San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood, said sheriff's Deputy Roberta Granek. Calvin Gibson, 27, was fatally shot inside an armored truck, authorities said. He was making a pickup at a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE and KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An armored truck guard was fatally shot in a robbery Monday in front of employees at an Anaheim catering truck company, police said. The Brinks guard was in a hallway when he was confronted by a gunman who fired once, striking him in the head, police said. The guard, 29, died at the scene. The gunman fled on foot and was at large Monday night. Sgt. Mike Hidalgo, a spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, said investigators had not determined how much money the gunman took.
NEWS
March 26, 1988 | Associated Press
Two armed men handcuffed a guard in an armored truck Friday and took $1 million, police said. Authorities said two employees of Rapid Armor had stopped for breakfast and left a third guard in the back of the truck. A gunman entered the back of the truck and handcuffed the guard, officers said, and another man got into the truck and drove it away. Police quoted witnesses as saying that the men later stopped the truck and fled in a van, taking with them bags containing $1 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1993
An armored truck spilled several bags of money Wednesday afternoon when it turned over on the San Diego Freeway, but all the cash was recovered and none of the guards in the truck were hurt, authorities said. A second truck was brought to the scene at the interchange with the Santa Monica Freeway after the 5:15 p.m. accident, and a group of armored car guards and California Highway Patrol officers stood by as the money was transferred without incident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2001 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took a jury just three hours Friday to convict a Van Nuys man of first-degree murder in an August 2000 shooting spree outside a Costco store in Van Nuys, where an aspiring screenwriter was killed and three other shoppers wounded. Ignacio Cervantes Chavez, 48, was accused of driving the getaway van for his brother, Ramon Gutierrez, 39, of Tijuana, the alleged shooter. Gutierrez is set to stand trial in Van Nuys later this month.
NEWS
August 29, 2001 | KENNETH REICH and HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Ascension Franco Gonzales, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who makes $1,300 a month as a dishwasher, it was a chance to prove to himself that he was "an honest man." He was sitting alone at a bus stop at Grand Avenue and 7th Street on Monday night when an armored truck belonging to AT Systems rumbled by. As Gonzales watched, a clear plastic bag tumbled out of the back of the truck. The vehicle kept going. "I knew right away it was real money," he said later.
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