3 armored trucks robbed in Calumet City, Lansing and Chicago Wednesday

2 in custody after Bridgeport, Chicago armored truck robbery; investigators determining if they're connected

ByKaren Jordan and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, April 13, 2023
3 armored truck robberies reported in Chicago area
Three armored trucks were robbed Wednesday in Calumet City, Lansing and Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood, officials said.

CALUMET CITY, ill., (WLS) -- Three armored trucks were robbed Wednesday in the south suburbs and Chicago, the FBI and Chicago police said Wednesday.

The first robbery occurred in Calumet City around 9:35 a.m. as the Brinks truck was parked in front of Pete's Fresh Market in the 1900-block of Sibley Blvd., Howard said.

No injuries were reported and it is unclear how much was taken.

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The suspects fled westbound toward the Bishop Ford Freeway, Howard said.

The second incident was in south suburban Lansing. Lansing police said a Loomis armored car was at Gordon Food Service in the 2300-block of 173rd Street and learned several armed suspects took money from a Loomis employee in the parking lot, then fled.

Police said it was unclear how much money was taken. No injuries were reported.

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The third robbery was at 31st and Wallace in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood at a currency exchange. Chicago police said around 1:30 p.m. a Brinks truck was parked across the street when a Brinks employee was coming out of the exchange and getting into the truck. A man followed him, showed a gun, jumped in the truck and grabbed items before taking off.

Chicago police confirmed two people were taken into custody a short time later for the Bridgeport robbery.

It is no yet known if the three robberies are connected.

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