Armored car guard shot during robbery attempt in Chicago

Chicago — An armored car guard was shot during a robbery outside a Chicago fast food restaurant on Tuesday afternoon. Now, the FBI is asking for help as they try to track down the holdup crew.

A 38-year-old guard had just completed an exchange at Wendy’s, 8740 South Lafayette, and was walking toward his armored car when a gold or dark gray car pulled up next to him around 3:15 p.m., according to information from Chicago police and the FBI.

The FBI released this surveillance photo of an armed robbery crew targeting an armored car courier in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood on February 28, 2023. | FBI

Officials said three people hopped out of the car and began shooting at the guard, striking him once in his protective vest. The crew fled without getting any money. Chicago police officers who initially responded to the scene said that it appeared the guard returned fire.

Police said the guard was driven to Roseland Hospital in the armored car. He was listed in good condition.

The FBI released surveillance images of the holdup. According to the agency, a fourth person was involved in the robbery, but they are not seen in the photos.

Tips can be shared with the FBI’s Chicago Field Office at 312-421-6700 and

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