Police hoping DNA will lead them to robbers

Jul. 29, 2013 @ 05:41 PM

High Point police are following leads and waiting on DNA evidence in the daring robbery of an armored truck outside of a bank Thursday afternoon.
“We are looking at some things but we do not have any real strong leads right now,” said Capt. Mike Kirk. “They did leave some evidence so we are still in the process of submitting it. That takes a while to get back.”
The department has had several calls to its Crimestoppers tip line about the robbery, according to Kirk. A $7,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspects involved in the robbery is being offered by the police and Crimestoppers.
The robbers got away with a bag of $55,000.
“We’re processing information but it will probably take a while,” Kirk said. “We have had some calls and are sending people out to track some leads down and to make sure they are legit. It is just going to take a while.”
Police are still looking for four people; three men and one woman, who robbed two armed Brinks guards while they unloaded money from an armored truck outside SunTrust bank on Eastchester Drive.
Two masked men walked to the back of the truck while two men drove to the front of the truck in a white Dodge van, police said.
The men were armed with two handguns and a shotgun. Police recovered the shotgun later at the scene.
At some point during the robbery, the Brinks guards shot at the men.
The men did not return fire, and it is unclear if any were injured, police said.
The men jumped into a white Dodge Caravan and quickly crashed into the fence behind the bank, on Countryside Drive.
Police believe the robbers jumped out of the van, which was stolen in Greensboro, and into two waiting sedans, one gray and the other white, that were parked on Countryside Drive.

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