March 28, 1996 |
Shots rang out on a busy residential street Wednesday morning as gunmen opened fire on a Brinks armored truck, chased the truck briefly and then fled, dumping their van in an alley and setting it afire. The attack could have been a robbery attempt or an act of revenge against one of the three guards in the Brinks truck, according to police officials. Police are investigating a possible link to the shooting of a robbery suspect by a Brinks guard during a robbery attempt last summer in Sylmar.
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June 16, 1995 |
Herman and Judy Cook met in classic Texas fashion more than 20 years ago: He was turning her around at an Amarillo square dance. But the way Herman Cook, a Brink's security guard, died Wednesday was brutally urban: cut down without warning by a swarm of high-powered bullets. "They don't even hold up a gun and say, 'Give me the money,' " Judy Cook said Thursday. "They just kill you today. You need a fighting chance--or half a fighting chance."
November 14, 1993 |
A priest once implicated in gun-running, a retired police officer and an illegal immigrant who was imprisoned for explosives violations--all charged in a $7.4-million armored car company theft--may have committed the crime to help finance the Irish Republican Army, FBI officials said Saturday. Some of the money stolen Jan. 5 in Rochester, N.Y., may have been funneled to the IRA through postal money orders or couriers leaving New York City and Canada, investigators said.
November 13, 1993 |
A retired police detective and a priest with links to Northern Ireland were among three men arrested Friday in one of the largest armored car heists in the nation's history, the FBI said. Thomas O'Connor, Patrick Maloney and Samuel Millar were arrested in connection with the $7.4-million robbery of a Brink's armored car depot on Jan. 5, FBI special agent Paul Moskal said. Raids in New York City on Friday turned up "literally hundreds of pounds" of U.S.
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January 14, 1995 |
Two gunmen wrestled with a Brink's security guard in a Buena Park bank and fled with a bag of cash and the guard's gun, police said. The guard was unhurt, and the cash loss was not immediately known, police said. The gunmen held up the guard and grabbed the bag as he was leaving a Bank of America branch in the 8900 block of Valley View Street, said Lt. Bob Chaney. When the guard fought back, the robbers knocked him down and took his gun, Chaney said.
March 1, 1988
Brink's Inc. repaid the Federal Reserve Bank of New York $8 million it apparently "lost" while taking $50 million in cash to Argentina, marking the security company's biggest loss ever, a spokesman said. The spokesman said the company was classifying the money as "lost" because it has uncovered no evidence it was stolen, but that investigators were considering the possibility of theft.