From L top: Hassan Ali, John Griffin, Kelvin Jacobs. From L bottom: Hassan Hassan, Rodney Frazier, Jr. Ahmed Ali (Photos: High Point Police)
High Point, NC -- Police said they have arrested six people for an armored truck robbery in High Point nearly three weeks ago.
The robbery happened July 25 when the truck made a stop at the SunTrust Bank on Eastchester Drive. Capt. Mike Kirk with the High Point Police Department said when the two guards were in the back of the truck gathering money bags, two men walked up, pulled guns and took a bag of money. The guards got into an altercation with the men and shots were fired by the Brinks' guards.
After the robbery, the suspects drove off in a van and smashed through a fence in the bank's back parking lot. The fence backs up to Countryside Road. Witnesses told police, they saw the men get out of the van and into a truck that was driven by a female. They said another man was also in the truck.
None of the guards were injured in the exchange of gunshots, Kirk said. Detectives called the crime well organized.
On Wednesday, August 21, Capt. Kirk said they arrested and charged the following individuals: Hassan Ali, John Griffin, Kelvin Jacobs, Hassan Hassan, Rodney Frazier, Jr. - all from Greensboro - and Ahmed Ali of High Point.
They are all charged with: Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Their bonds have been set at $1 million each.
News 2 got exclusive information from High Point Police Chief Marty Sumner. Sumner told News 2 the six men might be tied to other armed robberies all over the Triad. He couldn't say how many other crimes these guys might have committed.
Police said it took three local agencies plus the FBI, US Marshal's, and the ATF to pull off a complex operation that started at 2 a.m. on Wednesday and ended with six men in jail.
The chief didn't want to say too much yet but he did tell us that search warrants resulted in the discovery of the weapons. It was a combination of evidence collected at the scene, tips, and investigative work that led to the arrests Wednesday morning.
Sumner doesn't think they'll make any more arrests in this case. He expects authorities all across the Triad to look at their open cases and see if there's a connection to any of these guys.
WFMY News 2