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Posted: 9/18/2009 8:52:24 AM EST

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/yahoolatestnews/stories/091909dnmetshooting.190f40ad4.html

Security guard killed during robbery at Chase bank in West Oak Cliff 11:02 AM CT

<h5 class="vitstorydate">12:14 PM CDT on Friday, September 18, 2009</h5> By AVI SELK and STEVE THOMPSON / The Dallas Morning News
aselk@dallasnews.com
stevethompson@dallasnews.com
A Brinks security guard was shot and killed during an attempted robbery outside a bank near Interstate 30 and Hampton Road this morning, police said. The suspected shooter and his getaway driver are at-large.

At about 9:30 a.m., the guard was preparing to load cash into a drive-through ATM outside a Chase bank in the 2500 block of Fort Worth Avenue when witnesses saw a man grab him around the neck and shoot him point blank, said Dallas police Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther.

"According to witnesses, the suspect just ran up to the Brinks employee, grabbed him around the neck and then shot him at close range," Crowther said.

The gunman fired about eight rounds at the guard, according to a construction worker who witnessed the incident from the second floor of a building next to the bank. Police said either the Brinks guard or his driver may have returned fire.

Less than a minute later, the shooter jumped into a white Honda, driven by another man, and sped down Fort Worth Avenue, the construction worker said. Crowther said other witnesses also saw a small white Honda, although descriptions of its details have differed.

"These guys were so brazen," Crowther said. "They didn’t care who was here or who saw them."

One woman who was using a nearby ATM was not injured, police said. It appeared no one else inside or outside the bank was hurt.

The guard died at the scene and his name was being withheld pending notification of family, Crowther said. He was married with children. A Brinks spokesperson also declined to provide additional details on the guard.

The shooter appeared to get away with nothing, leaving an orange bag of cash next to the body in front of the ATM.

The senselessness of the murder angered the construction worker.

"I find it hard to believe a guy would come up here and shoot off eight rounds and walk off with nothing," he said.

Staff writers Kip Mooney and Chris Dell contributed to this report.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:55:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By purplecheese:
I find it hard to believe a guy would come up here and shoot off eight rounds and walk off with nothing," he said.


Maybe he was targeted for other reasons?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:00:46 AM EST
The shooter didn't take the money?


He's either a horrible retard, or it's not about that bagful of money.


I'll take horrible retard for $500.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:05:53 AM EST
I'm glad I don't do that job anymore. I got messed with all the time.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:07:31 AM EST
Can you even steal money from an ATM? Isn't the cash inside small safes with dye packs?

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:09:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 9:11:46 AM EST by cluster]
Originally Posted By C-4:
Originally Posted By purplecheese:
I find it hard to believe a guy would come up here and shoot off eight rounds and walk off with nothing," he said.


Maybe he was targeted for other reasons?


its oak cliff. the fucker could of just been bored.

raised in Oak cliff.
i dont miss it.




I used that ATM last night.,


damn .



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Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:11:47 AM EST
I'm not familiar with that part of Dallas, but if it's anywhere within 15 miles of South Dallas it doesn't surprise me.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:13:52 AM EST
I lived near there for several years. Just another day in the hood. I could tell stories about what I saw there that would just make you shake your head. Even animals are better than some of those people. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:17:47 AM EST
Ya, its south Dallas. A total shit hole that needs to be nuked.

Its a shame to because there are a lot of nice older turn of the century homes.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:21:16 AM EST
Gang initiation???
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:22:12 AM EST
BTW. That's gangland central for Dallas.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:22:49 AM EST

West Oak Cliff

Nuke from orbit.


Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:24:10 AM EST
Great, my usual stomping grounds.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:24:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By broncobisley1:
I'm not familiar with that part of Dallas, but if it's anywhere within 15 miles of South Dallas it doesn't surprise me.


Oak Cliff IS South Dallas.


While it is possible their is something more sinister afoot, I would bet that leaving the money is more likely due to stupidity.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:25:25 AM EST
Same street a few blocks down from my companies office.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:33:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Gang initiation???


I think he failed the test.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:35:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 9:36:40 AM EST by broncobisley1]
Originally Posted By ZootTX:

Originally Posted By broncobisley1:
I'm not familiar with that part of Dallas, but if it's anywhere within 15 miles of South Dallas it doesn't surprise me.


Oak Cliff IS South Dallas.


While it is possible their is something more sinister afoot, I would bet that leaving the money is more likely due to stupidity.


Ok, doesn't surprise me then. I'm not very familiar with Dallas. I lived in Forney (east of Dallas) a long time ago and always remembered crossing a bridge (after getting turned around in Dallas) then seeing a warning sign letting you know that you were entering South Dallas. The sign basically warned you to turn around since you were heading into a dangerous area.. Don't know if the sign is still there, but remember it was put up in the early-mid 90's as a result of a couple of tourists being killed for accidently driving through the area and not being the correct color.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:40:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By Angelshare1:
Can you even steal money from an ATM? Isn't the cash inside small safes with dye packs?



The ATM itself is a safe. The money is stacked into plastic drawers (usually 1 for each denomination) that slide in and out, and can be taken out completely - they are not locked, you just unlatch them and swing the top off. Once you get into the machine it is trivially easy to take the money out, the problem is breaking into the machine, it is just like breaking into a safe. I have never seen dye packs, they may exist but I have never seen them in any ATM I have dealt with.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:41:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By jbombelli:
The shooter didn't take the money?


He's either a horrible retard, or it's not about that bagful of money.


I'll take horrible retard for $500.


This.

Then again.....smart criminals? Do they exist?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:43:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 9:43:38 AM EST by JDC_VA_USMC]
If the Brinks commercials are to be believed, we're looking for a thin, 5'10-6' Caucasian male with light eyes and dirty blonde hair, correct?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:45:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By Angelshare1:
Can you even steal money from an ATM? Isn't the cash inside small safes with dye packs?


I used to program the computers inside ATM's. No dye packs on the ones I have experience on. The safes are non-trivial (I've seen news stories of people stealing construction equipment to steal the ATM, then abandoning both). Unfortunately, somebody has to put several big cartridges of $20 dollar bills in the machine from time to time.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:49:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By JDC_VA_USMC:
If the Brinks commercials are to be believed, we're looking for a thin, 5'10-6' Caucasian male with light eyes and dirty blonde hair, correct?


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