Bullet hits car with baby inside during attempted armored vehicle robbery

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 27 at 5:10 PM

HOUSTON – A bullet hit a vehicle with a baby inside as shots were fired during an attempted armored truck robbery Friday in northeast Houston, witnesses said.

It happened at an Ace Checks Cashed located in the 8600 block of Mesa Road.

Witnesses said two armed robbers fired five to seven shots as they attempted to rob a man carrying a bag of money from the building to an armored truck.

“I heard fireworks, gunshots. I thought it was kids or something,” said a man who was inside the check cashing place.

Witnesses said one of the bullets went into a nearby vehicle, which had a baby inside.

“The bullet barely missed the baby, the bullet should have hit the baby, but luckily, by grace it didn’t,” Shatonia Cephus said.

The 2-month-old baby didn’t even wake up when it happened, she said.

The baby’s mother, who was also in the car, was still in shock.

“Yeah, it was scary,” she said.

Witnesses said the men ended up dropping the money bag as they fled into a wooded area behind the business.

They were last seen getting into a newer model light grey Dodge Charger.

Because the armored truck is federally insured money, the FBI Joint Bank Robbery Task Force is heading up the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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