Armored truck driver turns tables on would-be robber in Philadelphia

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. along the 1900 block of North 5th Street.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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Officials say a male suspect attempted to rob the armored truck driver at gunpoint.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Brinks money truck driver turned the tables on a would-be robber on Monday afternoon in Philadelphia.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. along the 1900 block of North 5th Street.

Officials say a male suspect attempted to rob the armored truck driver at gunpoint.

As the suspect announced the robbery, the Brinks driver pulled out a gun and opened fire.

It's unclear if the suspect was shot, but police say he did drop his gun and took off empty-handed.

No injuries were reported to the driver.