Off-duty officer shoots at suspected robbers outside Chase Bank, security guard hospitalized
Armored truck robbery turns to shootout at Chase Bank in north Harris County
Authorities say a security guard was hospitalized after suspected robbers targeted an armored car in north Harris County, where an off-duty officer reportedly fired her weapon at them. HOUSTON – Authorities say a security guard was hospitalized after suspected robbers targeted an armored car in north Harris County, where an off-duty officer reportedly fired her weapon at them. MORE CRIME NEWS COVERAGE
Details are still pouring in, as it’s an active investigation, but Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says deputies were called out to Chase Bank in the 10300 block of North Freeway next to a Walmart, where about two men were robbing an armored car. We’re told one guard suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital in what Sheriff Gonzalez described as “fair condition.” RELATED: Attempted armed robbery of armored truck leads to gunfight in north Harris Co.
An off-duty officer at the scene also reportedly “discharged her weapon,” the Sheriff said, but it’s unclear if she was working security at the bank or just so happened to be in the area. Deputies say no one was hit by the gunfire.
Houston Residents were reacting after the brazen armed robbery played out in broad daylight in the middle of a busy shopping center. “In the world today, that doesn’t really surprise me, I mean people are doing crazy stuff” said John Quick who was in the area shopping.
HCSO Patrol Car (Photo: FOX 26)
Another resident says she caught the bus to get money from the Chase Bank to shop, but her plans were canceled when she saw crime scene tape surrounding the area. “I’m 70-years-old, and I’ve never seen the world as bad as it is now, God is going to have to come through here and straighten them out,” she said. Meanwhile, the robbers took off before officials arrived and remain at large, as of this writing, but an investigation remains underway with Houston’s FBI Bank Task Force looking into the robbery and HCSO on the officer discharging their weapon.
FOX 26 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
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