3 who robbed armored truck get prison

Three Atlanta men were sentenced to prison Wednesday for robbing an armored vehicle outside a Wal-Mart store in Hall County earlier this year and fleeing with $75,000.

Terry Rivers, 20, Antonio Gore, 21, and Montez Walker, 26, pleaded guilty in federal court in Atlanta in May to robbery affecting interstate commerce after they held up a Loomis Armored truck in Oakwood.

Rivers and Gore were sentenced to 6 years 6 months in prison. Walker was sentenced to 10 years 10 months in prison.

They were also ordered to pay $23,091.50 restitution to cover medical expenses and lost wages for a Loomis courier injured in the Jan. 11 robbery.

The armored car had just arrived at the Wal-Mart when Rivers, Gore, Walker and a fourth unidentified man grabbed the courier and $75,000 she was carrying, and fled in an SUV, according to federal prosecutors.

The robbers, however, lost control of the SUV and crashed into a creek near Woodward Mill Road in Suwanee, according to prosecutors. Police dogs found Rivers, Gore and Walker, but the fourth man, identified only by the name “Finesse,” was not found, and the search for him continues.

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