Houston No. 1 in US in armored car, bank takeover robberies

June 13, 2015 5:36 PM

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HOUSTON (AP) — Federal investigators are trying to break Houston's reign as the nation's leader in armored car robberies and bank holdups.

Statistics show that 11 armored trucks were robbed in Houston in 2013 and another eight last year. Early this year, a Brinks employee was fatally shot in a daylight robbery in one of the city's busiest areas. That case remains unsolved despite offers of $100,000 rewards.

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