HOUSTON The FBI has released a suspect sketch in the armored car heist that happened Friday in front of the University Center on the University of Houston campus.
Crime Stoppers has also announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information in the case.
The crime happened just before 8 a.m. Friday as two Loomis armored car drivers made a pickup, investigators said. One employee was loading the ATM and the other was behind the wheel of the vehicle when they were ambushed.
Police said an armed man walked up to the vehicle and ordered the driver out, then drove off in the armored truck. Two other suspects followed in a red pickup truck.
The truck guard who was outside of the vehicle fired at the armed robber in an attempt to stop him, witnesses said.
The armored truck was later found in a campus garage with cash missing from inside. The red pickup truck believed to be involved was later abandoned at the Planned Parenthood Center for Choice located in the 4600 block of the Gulf Freeway, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to please call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers online at www.crime-stoppers.org, or sent by text message: text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.