$50,000 Reward Offered for Help Identifying Armored Car Robbers

The trio got away with an unknown amount of cash

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    An armored truck company is offering a $50,000 for information leading to the capture, arrest and conviction of three men who held up an armored car guard leaving a Queens bank in the middle of the day Friday.

    GardaWorld, the company whose employee was robbed, said Saturday it would offer the reward.

    The FBI, which is working with the NYPD to try and find the men, is also asking for the public's help in identifying them.

    According to the FBI, an armored truck drove up to the HSBC bank at 82-57 Broadway about noon, and an armed guard walked into the bank to make a regularly scheduled pickup of deposits.

    As the guard was leaving, he was attacked by three men at gunpoint while in the ATM lobby, the FBI said.

    Surveillance images show the suspects may have used a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun to hold up the guard and steal cash from him. The men sprayed pepper spray at the guard, then ran off, heading west on Broadway, authorities said.

    They may have gotten into a navy blue or black Ford Explorer that was described by witnesses as dirty from the winter weather, the FBI said.

    It's not clear how much cash they took.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 212-384-1000. The suspects should be considered armed and extremely dangerous, the FBI said.

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