GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A robber is on the run after making off with a bag of cash from a Brinks armored truck in Granada Hills Tuesday.
The heist happened at about 11 a.m. after the messenger got out of the truck to make a delivery at the CVS store at Chatsworth Street and Zelzah Avenue.READ MORE: Orange County Continues To See Encouraging COVID-19 Trends
Police said a man with a gun approached the Brinks employee and demanded a bag of money and his gun. The messenger complied. The thief took off with the cash and the weapon.READ MORE: 600 Seniors From Hard-Hit Areas, With Limited Access To Resources Vaccinated Against COVID-19 In Huntington Beach
The messenger quickly jumped back into the Brinks truck. He and the driver chased after the robber but could not keep up.MORE NEWS: Stolen Vehicle Suspect Surrenders After Nearly 5 Hour Standoff In San Clemente
Police said the bandit was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans. His face was covered with a piece of cloth or bandana.