Two male bandits armed with assault rifles attack armored car in Philadelphia
Two thieves carried out a brazen daylight robbery in Philadelphia’s University City last Thursday morning
Surveillance cameras capture footage of the bandits raiding an armored truck in Philadelphia before security guards retaliate by firing their own weapons
The thieves confronted the vehicle’s guards while they were loading up an ATM with cash
The guards shot at the thieves as they fled the scene dragging bags of cash
Eventually the fleeing men dropped the heavy bags as they scrambled to escape when the guards retaliated with gunfire
The robbers remain at large and the FBI has now offered a reward for information leading to their arrest and prosecution
All’s peaceful as Garda cash truck approaches ATM on Market street – FBI has released video of an armed robbery in Philadelphia in a bid to help catch the perpetrators who fled the scene with bags of cash
The FBI has released dramatic video of an armed robbery in Philadelphia in a bid to help catch the perpetrators who fled the scene with bags of cash.
According to an FBI Release states the brazen heist took place at 10am last Thursday in the bustling University City neighborhood, and was captured by several surveillance cameras set up in the area.
Two unknown males armed with an assault rifle and handguns approached a Garda Armored Car employee at 3535 Market Street and attempted to take a large sum of cash.
The heart-stopping footage, which has been shared to YouTube, begins with an armored Garda truck pulling up on Market Street to deposit cash into an ATM.
Shortly after, the bandits can be seen pulling up behind the truck in a dark red SUV before they emerge from the vehicle and make their way to the cash machine.
The men, clad in black hoodies and ski masks, then storm towards two Garda guards who are loading up the ATM.
One of the thieves brandishes a large assault rifle, while the second suspect holds a handgun.
The incident resulted in an early morning exchange of gunfire in a heavily populated commercial district. No bystanders were injured.
The video depicts the suspects arriving on the scene in a dark red SUV and the two armed robbers advancing, then fleeing upon encountering gunfire from the armored car personnel.
One of the armed robbers dives into the SUV and the driver takes off, and the other armed robber flees on foot.
Surveillance footage recorded by a separate camera above the ATM shows the pair confronting the guards before they grab heavy bags loaded up with cash.
As the men run back to their SUV, gunfire breaks out as both Garda guards shoot at the vehicle in a bid the halt the heist.
The car’s back window is shot out, as terrified civilians in the busy area can be seen trying to run for cover.
One of the men runs off on foot, while the second thief manages to scramble inside the SUV and speed off.
According to NBC 10, the men dropped both bags of money as they attempted to escape.
Inside one of the bags, police discovered a handgun and a rifle clip containing 40 to 50 rounds of ammunition.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the subjects involved in this crime.