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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
A federal judge sentenced two partners in an armored-car stick up crew to 32 years and a day each in prison. Erick Wilson, 28 from Columbia and David Marquise Howard, 29, from Baltimore held up employees of Dunbar Armored at gunpoint, stealing cash from them. The robberies, carried out in Maryland and Washington, D.C., took place between 2008 and 2011, earning the pair and their crew $765,000. Wilson was sentenced Wednesday and Howard Tuesday. Both pleaded guilty to six robberies.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
A federal judge sentenced two partners in an armored-car stick up crew to 32 years and a day each in prison. Erick Wilson, 28 from Columbia and David Marquise Howard, 29, from Baltimore held up employees of Dunbar Armored at gunpoint, stealing cash from them. The robberies, carried out in Maryland and Washington, D.C., took place between 2008 and 2011, earning the pair and their crew $765,000. Wilson was sentenced Wednesday and Howard Tuesday. Both pleaded guilty to six robberies.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2001
James L. Dunbar Sr. remembers acting as both salesman and security guard for his start-up armored car company in Baltimore in the 1950s and 1960s. Most days, he'd meet with clients in the morning, then put on a uniform and a gun to provide those services with his sole armored car in the afternoon. "When I was 26, no one was going to knock me off," said Dunbar, now 71, in an interview last week. "I thought I would live forever." But as his company grew across the country in the 1980s, Dunbar started to plan for a time when he'd no longer be in charge.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
In the movies, Gotham City police required a giant spotlight to find Batman. Montgomery County police didn't have to go quite so far, finding him cruising around in a Lamborghini Wednesday in Silver Spring and pulling the unidentified man over for not having proper tags. The bizarre picture was posted to the department's official Twitter page today, followed by a note clarifying that the "Batmobile" wasn't towed.  Officer Janelle Smith, a police spokeswoman, said the driver is a Good Samaritan who dresses up as Batman and visits sick children at local hospitals.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | August 27, 1997
The FBI announced yesterday the arrests of two more suspects in a brazen $460,000 armored car robbery outside a Baltimore McDonald's in March -- including a man agents say was an insider who helped plan the holdup.Also yesterday, a second key figure in the robbery pleaded guilty in federal court in Baltimore.Tommy Charles, who drove the armored car during the March 20 holdup, was arrested at the Dunbar Armored Inc. office in Baltimore on Monday and charged with taking part in the robbery.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1999
Maybe it's the nature of the trade, or just the nature of the age, but at Dunbar Armored daily life is defined simply: It's a battle between the "good guys" and the "bad guys."For Mike Gambrill, former chief of police in Baltimore County and now senior vice president of operations at the Hunt Valley armored car company, a recent shooting at an Owings Mills bank of a would-be robber by a Dunbar Armored employee epitomizes the company's daily struggle."We have what everyone wants: money," he explains.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2004
"Every piece of currency in your billfold, every coin in your pocket, spent at least part of its life in an armored car before it got to you. And that's not the half of it. The ATM and credit cards you carry, gemstones and precious metals in your jewelry, bonds and stock certificates underlying your investments ... disputed election ballots, famous works of art, rare manuscripts ... collectibles of every sort ... all, at one time or another, have found...
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1998
Dunbar Cos. unveiled its collection of armored car memorabilia yesterday at the dedication ceremonies for its $7 million headquarters in Hunt Valley.The Dunbar Armored Car Museum, believed to be the only museum in the world devoted to the armored car industry, features two vintage armored trucks, wall displays and a poignant memorial to the six Dunbar guards who have died in the line of duty since the company was founded in 1956.There's also a display that shows the nearly one dozen movies that featured Dunbar Armored trucks, including "Tough Guys," starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, and "Beverly Hills Cop III," starring Eddie Murphy.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | March 9, 1992
When James Dunbar started his armored truck business in 1956, he had three goals: build up his fleet to eight trucks, fly in a Boeing 707 and drive a Cadillac.He has long since met those goals, but the 62-year-old businessman continues to set new objectives. His Federal Armored Express Inc. is the fourth-largest armored truck company in America and growing. fast.Recently, the Dundalk-based company acquired about 75 routes from the nation's third-largest armored carrier, Loomis Armored Inc."
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By Gus G. Sentementes | September 30, 2001
Dunbar Armored Inc. lost a quarter of its armored car business in Lower Manhattan when the World Trade Center towers fell. It didn't lose workers or assets, but the Hunt Valley company had more than 15 clients in the World Trade Center - from a Borders bookstore to the Bank of Tokyo - for which it transported money by armored car and provided armed security guards. "We've lost them, billing has stopped, we can't service them and they're gone," said Kevin R. Dunbar, president of the armored security services company.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
Westbound Route 100 at Interstate 97 south in Glen Burnie will be closed throughout the evening because of a multiple vehicle accident, police said. At about 2:30 p.m. Anne Arundel County police responded to a crash near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport involving an SUV and an armored car, which rolled over on westbound Route 100, police spokesman Justin Mulcahy. Officers are on the scene directing traffic and police are encouraging drivers traveling west on Route 100 to use Quarterfield Road or northbound Interstate 97 as alternate routes.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 24, 2008
Floyd Dwight Burch, a retired armored-car supervisor and World War II Marine Corps veteran, died from complications of lupus Friday at Harford Memorial Hospital. The Churchville resident was 80. Mr. Burch was born in Hughesville, and after the death of his parents he was sent to the Episcopal Home for Children in Chevy Chase. He attended Montgomery County public schools through the eighth grade. Although the legal age for military enlistment was 18, he misled Marine recruiters and signed up when he was 17, family members said.
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By New York Times News Service | March 17, 2007
JERUSALEM -- In what was apparently a kidnapping attempt, three gunmen fired 14 bullets into the armored car of the Gaza director of the U.N. refugee agency yesterday. The official, John Ging, was returning to Gaza from Israel through the Erez checkpoint in an armored car marked with the U.N. insignia and flag, surrounded by two other U.N. cars. He said that he, a driver and a security official were blocked near Beit Hanoun by a white Subaru and that three masked gunmen jumped out of the car and fired in the air. "They tried to force open the car, and when the driver began to pull out, they opened fire," Ging said in an interview.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2004
"Every piece of currency in your billfold, every coin in your pocket, spent at least part of its life in an armored car before it got to you. And that's not the half of it. The ATM and credit cards you carry, gemstones and precious metals in your jewelry, bonds and stock certificates underlying your investments ... disputed election ballots, famous works of art, rare manuscripts ... collectibles of every sort ... all, at one time or another, have found...
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 27, 2004
FORT POLK, La. - When soldiers of the Army's 1st Infantry Division rolled into Iraq several weeks ago, they lacked enough armored Humvees for everyone. So, like the soldiers in other units, some of them had to stack sandbags behind the Humvees' front seats - an all-but-useless way to fend off the bullets and roadside bombs that have killed scores of U.S. troops. One year after U.S. troops invaded Iraq, soldiers are coursing through dusty country roads and teeming city streets without adequate armor protection.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2002
A 24-year-old Elkridge man accused of robbing an armored car at gunpoint in January 2001 and stealing $368,000 was indicted in the case yesterday, more than a year after initial charges against him were dropped for a lack of evidence. A Howard County grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Eric Allen Miller of the 5900 block of Setter Drive with charges of armed robbery and felony assault. Prosecutors said yesterday that new information led investigators to recharge Miller.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2001
Hunt Valley-based Dunbar Armored Inc. said yesterday that it has acquired Star Armored Inc. of Texas, a move that significantly expands its market presence in Texas. As a result of the acquisition, Dunbar, the nation's largest independent armored transportation company, will now operate an additional 73 armored trucks out of eight branch locations in Texas, with more than 175 employees. Star was one of the largest independently owned armored carriers in Texas. The acquisition will allow Dunbar to expand service in the Dallas, Houston and San Antonio markets and to extend service into five new areas: Austin, Corpus Christi, Temple, Tyler and Waco.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
Westbound Route 100 at Interstate 97 south in Glen Burnie will be closed throughout the evening because of a multiple vehicle accident, police said. At about 2:30 p.m. Anne Arundel County police responded to a crash near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport involving an SUV and an armored car, which rolled over on westbound Route 100, police spokesman Justin Mulcahy. Officers are on the scene directing traffic and police are encouraging drivers traveling west on Route 100 to use Quarterfield Road or northbound Interstate 97 as alternate routes.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes | September 30, 2001
Dunbar Armored Inc. lost a quarter of its armored car business in Lower Manhattan when the World Trade Center towers fell. It didn't lose workers or assets, but the Hunt Valley company had more than 15 clients in the World Trade Center - from a Borders bookstore to the Bank of Tokyo - for which it transported money by armored car and provided armed security guards. "We've lost them, billing has stopped, we can't service them and they're gone," said Kevin R. Dunbar, president of the armored security services company.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2001
James L. Dunbar Sr. remembers acting as both salesman and security guard for his start-up armored car company in Baltimore in the 1950s and 1960s. Most days, he'd meet with clients in the morning, then put on a uniform and a gun to provide those services with his sole armored car in the afternoon. "When I was 26, no one was going to knock me off," said Dunbar, now 71, in an interview last week. "I thought I would live forever." But as his company grew across the country in the 1980s, Dunbar started to plan for a time when he'd no longer be in charge.
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