Hammond Police say that armed robbers made off with three bags of money and a gun taken from a guard in a brazen early morning Brink’s Truck Robbery.
April, 28, 2018-Hammond Police have confirmed that a Brink’s truck was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 7:30 a.m. today. According to a statement from Lt. Steven Kellogg, “On April 28 at approximately 7:30 AM, Hammond police responded to the parking lot of the Chase bank located in the 4200 block of Calumet Avenue in reference to a robbery.” When officers arrived, they spoke to the driver/security guard of a Brink’s armored truck at the Chase Bank, 4204 Calumet Avenue according to the report. “The driver stated that two black males, approximately 20 to 30 years old, wearing masks drove into the lot and fired one shot at the truck. The males took three bags containing and undisclosed amount of money. The males also took the firearm from the security officer” the report continues.
Lt. Kellogg did not state whether the car fire on Boy Scout Road was related to the incident or not. According to a source, police believe that a brown Cadillac which was set ablaze near the Indiana-Illinois border on the remote stretch of road was related to the robbery. Officers could be seen investigating the car fire and utilizing a K-9 officer to search in the area.
Lt. Kellogg states that this is an ongoing investigation and updates will be provided. Agents from the FBI are participating in the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to please call Detective Sergeant Daniel Bates at 219-852-2979.
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