Police Release Photo of Suspect in Armored Truck Robbery

The suspect got into the truck while the driver was preparing to make a delivery at a check cashing store in Brooklyn

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    Police released a photo, inset, of the man suspected of robbing an armored car in Brooklyn last week.

    Police have released images of a man who held up an armored truck in Brooklyn Thursday morning and stole a duffel bag filled with $500,000.

    The suspect got into the truck while the driver was preparing to make a delivery at a check cashing store at Rockaway Parkway and Seaview Avenue in Canarsie and pointed something at his head, the driver said.

    The suspect forced him to drive a few blocks before he took the cash and fled, according to the driver.

    The FBI and NYPD are investigating.

    Law enforcement officials are probing whether the heist is connected to an armored car robbery in the Bronx in 2011. In that case, the driver entered a check cashing business with a bag of money, and was followed by two men, one of whom had a handgun.

    The suspects demanded money, and maced the driver during a struggle. The driver fired several shots at the suspects as they fled with cash.

    The same armored car company was involved in both robberies.

    Law enforcement officials have also said the driver's behavior is suspicious because investigators don't necessarily believe the driver would have allowed the driver into the truck without checking after just hearing a knock at the door.

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