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By Peter Hermann | March 23, 2012
Maryland State Police are pleading with motorists who scooped up cash that fell out of an armored truck along a Montgomery County highway this morning to return it. No questions asked. No charges filed. Just bring it to the Rockville Barracks. About $5,000 spilled onto I-270 and police said people stopped and gathered the bills as the truck's driver sped along the road. The Washington Post is reporting that only about $100 has been recovered . What would you do?
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By Peter Hermann | March 23, 2012
Maryland State Police are pleading with motorists who scooped up cash that fell out of an armored truck along a Montgomery County highway this morning to return it. No questions asked. No charges filed. Just bring it to the Rockville Barracks. About $5,000 spilled onto I-270 and police said people stopped and gathered the bills as the truck's driver sped along the road. The Washington Post is reporting that only about $100 has been recovered . What would you do?
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1999
A man was shot and wounded yesterday morning when he tried to rob a Dunbar Armored truck as it picked up cash from an Owings Mills bank, Baltimore County police said.The man, whose identity was not released by police because charges had not been filed last night, grabbed a bag of cash as Thomas Patrick McCurdy, 58, loaded money bags into the truck about 9: 15 a.m., said police spokesman Bill Toohey. The man ran toward woods behind the Regal Savings Bank in the 10000 block of Reisterstown Road, and McCurdy ran after him and shot him, police said.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2011
After Francis Scott Key scrawled down the four verses of "The Star-Spangled Banner," he left four fold marks from putting it in his breast pocket. Nearly 200 years later, the historic document is handled with far more reverence and care. It's kept in an argon-filled case for preservation, and on Tuesday, when caretakers moved it from Baltimore to Annapolis — its first known trip out of the city — they put it in an armored truck followed by two state police cars and a half-dozen city police on motorcycles.
NEWS
March 11, 1992
Two armed men entered a crowded McDonald's restaurant today, ordered an armored truck guard to the floor and fled with a bag containing an undisclosed amount of money.Police said no shots were fired and no one was injured in what police described as a very quick robbery that went unnoticed by a second guard waiting in the armored vehicle.Investigators said the Federal Armored Express guard entered the McDonald's in the 4200 block of W. Northern Parkway about 10:15 a.m. to pick up cash receipts.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 9, 1999
A Baltimore armored truck guard has been charged in the theft of money from a Westminster discount store, police said.William Royce Groves, 48, of the 4200 block of Elsa Terrace in Medfield was accused of picking up two deposit bags from Target in the 200 block of Malcolm Drive in Westminster on Aug. 30.Westminster police said one bag contained checks for deposit, and the other contained cash.Store officials discovered only one bag was delivered to the bank. The bag with cash was missing.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2003
A 25-year-old Elkridge man who robbed a Brink's armored car at gunpoint two years ago, stealing $368,000 in cash, was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison. Eric Allen Miller may not have physically hurt anyone during the holdup, but the crime, which was carried out during daylight hours on a public street, posed a "significant" threat to public safety, Howard Circuit Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. said before imposing sentence. Miller, of the 5900 block of Setter Drive, pleaded guilty to armed robbery in October.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1997
The FBI has released a sketch and a detailed description of one of two gunmen who hijacked an armored truck last week in North Baltimore, tied up a guard and escaped with bags of money and guns.Also, Dunbar Armored Inc. announced a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.The company would not say how much the reward is, however, because it would be a percentage of the amount of the stolen money that is returned -- a figure the company wouldn't make public.FBI Special Agent Joseph M. O'Hara, who is in charge of the bank robbery division for the Baltimore field office, also would not disclose how much was taken in Thursday's holdup, which occurred on the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant at Greenmount Avenue and East 29th Street in Waverly.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 21, 1997
Two armed men hijacked an armored truck from a McDonald's parking lot in Waverly yesterday morning, tied up one of the guards and escaped with several bags of money and the guards' guns, city police said.The gunmen forced one of the guards to drive the Dunbar Armored Inc. truck several blocks before the suspects jumped out and sped off in a getaway car driven by a woman, police said.Police were looking yesterday for a dark blue early 1990s model Honda, possibly an Accord. A detailed description of the suspects was not available.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2003
A four-hour standoff at a Jessup home between Howard County police and a 19-year-old man suspected of robbing an armored truck employee at a nearby bank ended peacefully yesterday after he came out of the house and was questioned and released. Police did not charge the man, whom they refused to identify. About 10:30 a.m., a Brink's Inc. employee was robbed by a man with a gun in the lobby of Wachovia Bank at 8600 Washington Blvd. in Jessup, police said. An officer immediately responded to the scene with a police dog, who picked up a scent and followed it behind the Columbia Junction shopping plaza into deep woods and onto a trail that led to a house about a quarter-mile away.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2010
Howard County police are seeking a suspect who robbed an armored truck employee in Ellicott City early Monday afternoon. The employee, a carrier for Dunbar Armored, had just picked up a deposit from the Giant grocery store in the Dorsey's Search Village Center and was returning to the truck at about 12:42 p.m. when a lone gunman approached, stole the deposit and fled in a Nissan Sentra, police said. Neither the carrier nor a second employee, who remained in the truck, was injured, according to police.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 10, 2004
WASHINGTON - Several thousand trucks that carry troops, equipment and supplies in Iraq are not equipped with protective steel plating, and Army officials say it will take until September to finish armoring the vehicles. One day after an Army National Guard soldier complained to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that his unit lacked needed armor on its vehicles, Army statistics reveal that the problem is widespread in a dangerous country where convoys are threatened frequently by roadside bombs.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2003
A four-hour standoff at a Jessup home between Howard County police and a 19-year-old man suspected of robbing an armored truck employee at a nearby bank ended peacefully yesterday after he came out of the house and was questioned and released. Police did not charge the man, whom they refused to identify. About 10:30 a.m., a Brink's Inc. employee was robbed by a man with a gun in the lobby of Wachovia Bank at 8600 Washington Blvd. in Jessup, police said. An officer immediately responded to the scene with a police dog, who picked up a scent and followed it behind the Columbia Junction shopping plaza into deep woods and onto a trail that led to a house about a quarter-mile away.
NEWS
By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2003
A 25-year-old Elkridge man who robbed a Brink's armored car at gunpoint two years ago, stealing $368,000 in cash, was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison. Eric Allen Miller may not have physically hurt anyone during the holdup, but the crime, which was carried out during daylight hours on a public street, posed a "significant" threat to public safety, Howard Circuit Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. said before imposing sentence. Miller, of the 5900 block of Setter Drive, pleaded guilty to armed robbery in October.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 9, 1999
A Baltimore armored truck guard has been charged in the theft of money from a Westminster discount store, police said.William Royce Groves, 48, of the 4200 block of Elsa Terrace in Medfield was accused of picking up two deposit bags from Target in the 200 block of Malcolm Drive in Westminster on Aug. 30.Westminster police said one bag contained checks for deposit, and the other contained cash.Store officials discovered only one bag was delivered to the bank. The bag with cash was missing.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1999
A man was shot and wounded yesterday morning when he tried to rob a Dunbar Armored truck as it picked up cash from an Owings Mills bank, Baltimore County police said.The man, whose identity was not released by police because charges had not been filed last night, grabbed a bag of cash as Thomas Patrick McCurdy, 58, loaded money bags into the truck about 9: 15 a.m., said police spokesman Bill Toohey. The man ran toward woods behind the Regal Savings Bank in the 10000 block of Reisterstown Road, and McCurdy ran after him and shot him, police said.
NEWS
August 6, 1993
2 men hold up armored truck at bankAn armed man and an accomplice robbed an armored truck during a routine money delivery to the Columbia Bank at the Harper's Choice Village Center yesterday, making off with a bag cash and a handgun, police said.About 9:45 a.m., seconds after a fortified Federal Armored Express truck pulled up to bank on Harpers Farm Road, the two men surprised the delivery guard outside the truck and ordered him to hand over a canvas bag filled with money, police said.Before fleeing, the unarmed man unholstered the guard's gun. The two then fled south on foot toward Kahler Hall, police said.
BUSINESS
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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