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| August 18, 2019

Guard, suspect exchange gunfire during armored truck heist in southwest Houston

Jay R. Jordan
No one was hurt when a guard and at least one suspect exchanged gunfire during an armored truck robbery attempt Thursday in southwest Houston.

The chaos erupted around 11:30 a.m. at the DolEx check-cashing store in the 6000 block of South Gessner Road as a Brinks armored truck was making a drop at the business. At least one suspected robber rushed a guard as he was making the money transfer and demanded his money bag, police said.

It is unclear who shot first, but the guard and at least one suspect got in a shootout in the parking lot, police on scene said. Several cars windows were shot out, although no one on scene was injured.

A family of four was seen leaving the check-cashing store well after police arrived, having survived the ordeal.

The suspects fled in a black pickup truck, which was later found ditched on a street about a block away from the store. Houston police robbery detectives and investigators with the FBI are working to determine who the suspects are.

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The rest of the article may be viewed here: Chron Houston

Man Arrested After Robbery Prompts Security Guard to Open Fire at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade

by Tracy Bloom, Chris Wolfe and Mark Kono,
A knife-wielding man suspected of attacking a security guard and robbing an armored truck in downtown Santa Monica, leading to shots being fired near the Third Street Promenade, was arrested early Friday afternoon, police said.
The man approached a Brinks Armored security guard in the area of Third Street and Arizona Avenue around 11:15 a.m., according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

He then tried to stab the guard, who responded by shooting at him three times, police said in a news release.

The assailant, who was not hit by the gunfire, fled the scene and was apprehended around 12:10 p.m.

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The rest of the article may be viewed here: KTLA 5

Stand your ground: Phenix City jewelry store owner fires shots to defend against armed robbers

By Mya Johnson
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) – The search continues for two suspects who walked into a Phenix City jewelry store in broad daylight and tried to rob it at gunpoint.

Rusty Gorman, owner of Custom Jewelers pulled out his own gun to fight back and had every right to do so by the “stand your ground” law.

It was lunchtime Wednesday when two men came through the front door of Custom Jewelers wearing masks and with guns in hand.

Gorman spotted them right away and decided to take matters into his own hands.

Video was captured by surveillance cameras inside the store where you see Gorman come upon the robbers, shoot at them, and chase them out of the store.

The Russell County District Attorney’s Office said if you find yourself in harm’s way, where you’re fearing for your life, then it’s your right to use Alabama’s stand your ground law.

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The entire article may be viewed here: WTVM CBS

The Stupid, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, is strong today, with zero morts, one inconvenienced, and about four in the wind, presuming a get away driver in the Houston case.

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so. Indeed I would go so far as to say that the underdog is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order. — Adolf Hitler, April 11, 1942. (Source: “Hitler’s Table-Talk at the Fuehrer’s Headquarters 1941-1942”, Dr. Henry Picker, ed. (Athenaeum Verlag, Bonn, 1951).)

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  1. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    Those are NOT good FGS stats; 1 inconvenienced, at least 4 “in the wind”.
    Keep your head on a ball bearing swivel. (mine is old, out of round, full of grit, and lacks lubrication)

  2. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    Did those cane guns ever work in a real world/ real life sitiation?

    And nice Lara Croft.

  3. Graybeard says:

    Note: Houston is a (D)-run city.

    Glad the guard wasn’t hurt.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    “The assailant, who was not hit by the gunfire, fled the scene and was apprehended around 12:10 p.m.”

    Well, that’s just a shame. The Brinks guy needs to aim better. Should have at least shot him in the left hindquarter.

    • Graybeard says:

      FWIW, when I was working private security in Houston back in the day an armed security guard just had to qualify once every 2 years on a static range. Pistol and shotgun were both at 50′.

      I remember one time the guy on the qualifying range next to me had trouble hitting the target with either weapon.

      And at the wage-levels they have, I can guarantee that the guards are not able to afford their own range time. I was pulling down $6/hour in the early 80’s

      I do remember seeing an armored car guard with a shotgun – a .410 that hung from her belt while she walked the bags into the front of the building across a plaza…

  5. 5th/77th FA says:

    Jeff LPH 3 to the white courtesy phone. Brinks is needing a firearms instructor for their Southwest Division. May also pick up some business in Alabama. Shoot into dirtbags, not at them.

    Tox, I think it was a Paladin Episode that showed a successful defence with a cane gun. Some old news paper research has mentioned their use.

    And the Miss Thang? Plastic boobs, plastic gunz, fake hair, and fake stance. I’d still hit it.

  6. WOW 5th/77, a double header on the Brink’s robberies which comes down to the de regulation of the Armoured car industry years ago while I was in the industry. After the de regulation, armoured car companies sprang up all over the country utilizing two man crews which forced the “older original” companies to go to two man crews so they would able compete on the bidding on bank contracts. Most likely, the two incidents had two person crews where the driver sat behind the wheel and the Messenger did the delivery transactions without any back up. I noticed that the truck that services the super market where I live only has one person doing the job where in the past, I have seen a driver and messenger. They may use three person crews when servicing bank ATM’S as I noticed when doing business at my bank but that could have changed since I have not seen a truck in awhile. There were a number of holdups down here and Brink’s asked the FBI for help.One Brink’s messenger killed two perps in two separate incidents a couple of years ago. Trick is that you have to have situation awareness and perform your work so that any prospective perp may think twice about holding you up. Before 9/11, the Air courier crew were held up in an elevator servicing Bank Of Americas foreign currency and was helped by one of the buildings employees. The crew were not performing like they should have been and were observed by the perps over a period of time. When the perps were fleeing in another elevator, they took off their masks to blend in with the crowd. Brink’s offered an award on TV for the perps and showed their pictures from the elevator camera and within minutes, the switchboard lit up with calls from customers at a Queens NYC bar where the perps hung out.