$25,000 reward for Halloween armored car robbery

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March 1, 2014 9:27:41 PM PST
A $25,000 reward is offered for the Halloween robbery of an armored vehicle in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section.

The Citizens Crime Commission and the FBI are searching for the suspects responsible for the robbery of an armored car this past Halloween.

Police say the GARDA armored car was hit just before 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31st at a bank at Frankford and Rhawn in the Holmesburg section.

"Two gentlemen in Halloween masks with Tec 9s approached the driver of the armored car, knocked him to the ground as he came out, and grabbed the money," said Santo Montecalvo, Citizens Crime Commission.

The pair then fled in what witnesses described as a 1995 Plymouth Voyager.

Police say the suspects abandoned the vehicle two blocks away.

On further investigation, police found that the Voyager had been stolen in August 2013 from Upper Darby.

"It seems very organized," said Montecalvo. "They had a driver positioned well. They had a getaway car after they left the scene at the Plymouth. They had another car to jump into and take off, so this was well planned."

The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

A family is still grieving the loss of their loved in a year-old hit and run, and they want answers.

2014 hasn't been easy for the family of Patrick Coyle Senior.

It has been over a year since the 50-year-old was struck and killed while trying to cross City Avenue near Presidential Boulevard in Philadelphia's Wynnefield Heights section.

It happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 1, 2013.

Witnesses were only able to give the police a vague description of the vehicle saying it was either a gold or silver 4-door sedan.

The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $6,000 reward, half posted by the family and half posted by AAA Mid-Atlantic.

That reward will go to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

In both cases anonymous tips can be given at 215-546-TIPS.

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