Report: Armored Truck Robbery Suspect Worked At Bank Where Robbery Happened

11:07 PM, Aug 22, 2013   |    comments
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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A police report indicates one of six men accused of robbing a Brink's armored truck in High Point worked at the bank where the robbery happened.

Ahmed Sharif Ali, from High Point, is listed on the report as a Personal Banker at the SunTrust Bank at 1301 Eastchester Drive.

Police said Ali and five other men robbed the Brink's truck that was parked outside that bank on July 25. Four of the suspects - armed with guns - took a bag of money from the truck while the two guards were gathering money bags from the back, according to the police department.

Investigators said the guards fired shots.

The suspects drove away in a stolen getaway van, smashed through a fence in a parking lot and then got into another stolen getaway vehicle. Police said one of the six suspects actually made a bogus 9-1-1 call about a robbery taking place at another bank location to confuse police. It was all part of an elaborate and well-organized crime.

High Point Police Chief, Marty Sumner said, "I cannot recall a single armored car robbery in High Point in my career. Most of the crimes we deal with are not this carefully planned and involve that many people. This is pretty rare."

Police solved the crime using tips, evidence, and investigative work including a fingerprint inside the getaway van that matched one of the suspects.

Greensboro Police are now connecting this crime ring of six men to 3-5 other unsolved armed robberies in Greensboro. Two of which happened at two Food Lion locations in July.

Read here: Police: Greensboro Food Lion Robbed, Employee Hit With Gun

Read here: Police Investigating Another Food Lion Robbery

The High Point Police Department along with several local agencies and the FBI, U.S. Marshal's Office, and the ATF all worked together to apprehend the suspects Wednesday. 

High Point Police, Greensboro Police, WFMY News 2

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