October 12, 2023
The driver of an armored Brinks truck was shot in chest Thursday afternoon during a robbery outside a Bank of America branch in South Philadelphia, police said.
The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. in the driveway of the bank on the 1900 block South Christopher Columbus Boulevard.
When the driver of the Brinks truck pulled up to make a delivery to the bank's ATM, a gold-colored sedan backed up in front of the truck to block it from leaving, police said.
Two people then got out of the sedan and approached the 24-year-old truck driver to rob him, police said. At least one of them was armed. A struggle ensued and shots were fired at the driver, striking him in the chest, investigators said.
During the struggle, the suspects took a gun from the driver and an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
The truck driver was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but was shot in a part of his chest just to the side of the vest, police said. He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and listed in critical condition.
Authorities believe a third person may have been driving the sedan, which was last seen on Snyder Avenue.
No arrests have been made and investigation is ongoing with the FBI and Philadelphia police.