Suspect caught in Armored car holdup attempt

January 17, 2008 11:46:37 AM PST
A man wearing a Brink's armored-car shirt was nabbed inside a company facility as he tried to make off with a bag that had $640,000 inside, police said.

The man somehow got through a gated area at the Brink's facility in Southwest Philadelphia shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday and grabbed the cash, police said. Guards caught him as he tried to run, police said.

The name of the 33-year-old man was not immediately released. It was not clear whether he was a Brink's employee or just posing as one, a police spokeswoman said.

Ed Cunningham, a spokesman for Richmond, Va.-based The Brink's Co., declined to comment.

No one was injured in the attempted robbery, police said.


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