HARBOR CITY, Calif. – An armored truck driver was been shot during a robbery attempt at a Bank of America in Harbor City.
The incident occurred shortly before noon, in the area of Sepulveda Blvd and Vermont, when multiple suspects attempted to rob the truck at gun point and shot the employee.
The armored car was making a money pick-up at the Bank of America branch at 23800 S. Vermont Ave. about 11:15 a.m. when the armed guard was confronted by two male suspects wearing ski masks, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“At least one of the suspects immediately opened fire on the guard with an unknown type firearm, striking the guard multiple times in his lower extremities,” according to the sheriff’s department. “The suspects then fled with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency in a black colored sedan.”
He was transported to a local hospital with a non life -threatening wound.
The suspects were last seen fleeing toward the 110 freeway from Sepulveda Blvd.
Anyone with information in the case was urged to call the sheriff’s Carson Station at 310-830-1123.