Brink's guards foil $640,000 robbery

Robber attempted to steel cash bag from Brink's facility, was caught by guards


A would-be robber had it in the bag, at least for a short while, yesterday morning until two security guards nabbed him at the Brink's facility in Southwest Philadelphia.

The suspect, wearing a Brink's shirt, walked onto the property - a virtual fortress surrounded by a 10-foot-high cyclone fence topped with barbed wire - and hoisted a 50-pound bag, said Keith Sadler, the police department's chief inspector.

The bag contained $640,000, police said.

Two armored car guards at the facility in the 7400 block of Holstein Street grabbed the suspect, who was not identified, when he started to run across a parking lot.