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Armored Truck Guard Shot

An armored truck guard is shot during an attempted robbery outside a southeast Houston bank, KPRC Local 2 reports.
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An armored truck guard was shot twice during an attempted robbery outside a southeast Houston bank, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Houston police said three men tried to rob the Loomis armored truck guard near the automatic teller machine outside the Bank of America in the 3700 block of Old Spanish Trail near Scott Street at about 8 a.m.

Investigators said the attack happened when one of the two guards inside the truck got out to refill the ATM.

The guard who was inside the truck saw the men and used his radio to warn the guard at the ATM.

"The guard was alerted. He ran around the front of the truck and ran back through the parking lot trying to escape them," Sgt. David Ryza said. "They began shooting at him. We believe that was where he was struck once and fell to the ground. As he laid on the ground, one suspect ran up to him and shot him as he laid on the ground."

Ryza said the guard could not shoot back.

"When the guard fell, his gun was disabled. The other guard was in the truck as he was instructed to do. He remained in the vehicle," he said.

The guard suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and head. He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in stable condition.

The men got away in a silver Chevrolet Malibu, police said. They did not get any money because one of the guards locked the ATM, investigators said.

Detectives have not released descriptions of the robbers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case.