A reward of up to $15,000* is being offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect(s) in the robbery of a Brinks Armored Car in the City of Granada Hills, CA.
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at approximately 11:08 a.m., a Brinks guard was robbed by an unidentified male while exiting the CVS pharmacy in the Zelzah Town Center located at 18010 Chatsworth Street, Granada Hills, CA.
After collecting money from CVS, the guard was walking back to the Brinks truck when a suspect removed a black object that resembled a handgun and pointed it at the Guard. The suspect demanded money and the guard’s firearm. The guard complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled along the store fronts. Surveillance camera footage revealed the suspect turned left out of the plaza and ran southbound on Lindley Avenue, then left and east on Kingsbury Street where he entered the front passenger door of a waiting vehicle, possibly a Volkswagen Jetta, or Passat, gray in color, with paper plates. The robber and driver were last seen fleeing the area eastbound on Kingsbury Street.
The suspect was described by witnesses as a white or Hispanic male, between 6’1” to 6’2” in height; approximately 160 pounds; approximately 20-25 years old; with a slim build. During the robbery the suspect was wearing a light gray “hoodie” with large blue horizontal stripes, white shirt and dark blue jeans. The suspect was wearing tennis shoes and had a black backpack.
This case is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division and the FBI. Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the robber is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911.
*The reward of up to $15,000 is being offered collectively by the FBI and Brinks, Inc. It should be noted that each entity offering reward money attaches a separate set of criteria that must be met in order for reward money to be paid. The reward is broken down as follows:
• FBI: Up to $10,000
• Brinks, Inc.: Up to $5,000
Additional information about bank robbers currently wanted by the FBI’s Los Angeles Division in its 7-county territory can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.