Cops: Thief snatches $40K from armored car guard in Clayton County

Clayton County police are investigating the robbery of an armored car guard Monday at a Morrow convenience store.

The Loomis guard was servicing an ATM at the QuikTrip in the 6800 block of Mt. Zion Boulevard just before 2 p.m. Monday when a man “approached her from behind and snatched a bag of money with more than $40,000 inside,” Clayton County police spokeswoman JaQuitta Williams said.

Williams described the suspect as black, about 5 feet, 8 to 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and with a slender build and dreadlocks. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes, and got away in a silver Chevrolet Equinox.

No one was hurt, and there were no weapons involved, according to Williams.

The incident was the second armored car robbery in the county this month.

On Sept. 8, an armored car guard was robbed outside a Riverdale Foot Locker store.

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