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Crime Manhunt underway in Willis after attempted robbery of armored car; 1 suspect killed

21:07  19 november  2019
21:07  19 november  2019 Source:   khou.com

Police say Port Orange man took taxi to and from bank robbery

  Police say Port Orange man took taxi to and from bank robbery Police in Port Orange say a man took a taxi cab to rob a bank and then took that same cab to make his getaway. It happened about 9 a.m. at the Seacoast Bank in the 4700 block of Clyde Morris Boulevard. Sign up for our Newsletters Police said the suspect walked into the bank, displayed a weapon and demanded cash. He ran back to the cab, parked a short distance away from the bank and took off. Police said they got a good description of the suspect and in less than an hour had him in custody. Police do not believe the cab driver was in on the bank robbery, but it's still under investigation.It’s unclear if the suspect used the money he stole to pay the cab driver.

An attempted robbery outside a bank in Willis led to the fatal shooting of a suspect Tuesday morning, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

a street filled with lots of traffic: Breaking: Suspect fatally shot while trying to rob Brinks truck outside Willis bank© Provided by TEGNA Inc. Breaking: Suspect fatally shot while trying to rob Brinks truck outside Willis bank

Deputies responded to the Chase Bank on I-45 near FM 1097 after reports of gunfire.

It appears at least two robbers tried to hold up a Brinks truck outside of the bank, near the drive-through. A Brinks guard shot one of those suspects while the other fled on foot. The wounded robber died at the scene.

As of 11 a.m. deputies, with the help of K-9 units, are still searching a nearby wooded area for the suspect who fled.

2 airmen killed during training mission mishap at base

  2 airmen killed during training mission mishap at base Two U.S. airmen were killed while performing a training mission at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, the Air Force said on Thursday. © Kayla White/U.S. Air Force Two T-38 Talons fly in formation over Whiteman Air Force Base in Johnson County, Miss., June 16, 2019. According to a statement from the base, two Air Force T-38 Talons, which are training aircraft, were involved in a "mishap" at approximately 9:10 a.m. local time.(MORE: US Army soldier killed in overturned armored vehicle accident in South Korea)There were two individuals aboard each aircraft, the Air Force said.

Check back for updates to this developing story and follow KHOU 11's Jason Miles on Twitter. He is on the way to the scene now.

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In 2018, there were 26 armored car robberies nationwide, and 50 percent of them happened in Houston.

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