Police Pursue 2 After Gunfire Erupts During Armored Car Robbery

The brazen thieves struck in the morning.

By John Noel and Shimon Prokupecz
|  Thursday, Nov 10, 2011  |  Updated 7:28 PM EDT
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Police are looking for two men in connection with the robbery of an armored truck driver in the Bronx.  News 4's John Noel reports.

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Police are looking for two men in connection with the robbery of an armored truck driver in the Bronx. News 4's John Noel reports.

Police are pursuing two men in connection with an armored car robbery in the Bronx Thursday that sent early-morning commuters scrambling for cover as gunfire erupted.

The robbers struck the armored car as it was parked outside a check-cashing facility on Third Avenue and 154th Street in the South Bronx.

Sources tell NBC New York that a bag of money was taken from the truck, carrying a large sum.

It's not clear if anyone was hit by gunfire.

Jorge Gonzalez, who was around the corner, said through an interpreter that he heard "like seven shots" and saw a gun-wielding suspect who appeared to be hit by gunfire.

He said he was scared when he saw the guns and feared he would be shot.

Another witness said: "I heard five or six shots and then saw people running and hiding behind the building over there."

The FBI has joined the investigation. There have been no arrests.

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