Armored Bank Vehicle Robbed On Beeline

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An armored bank vehicle from the Valley was robbed Friday night by a group of armed individuals, police said.

The independent Bank of America courier was traveling south on Highway 87 when an unknown number of armed individuals stopped the vehicle in the 1200 block of South Beeline Highway around 8 p.m., Payson Police Chief Don Engler said.

Due to the ongoing investigation, Engler would not say how much, if any money was taken or how the individuals stopped the truck. No one was injured.

“This case is currently under investigation and as details become available, they will be released to the public,” he said.

The vehicle, which makes regular pickups and deliveries to banks and businesses in the Rim Country, was heading back to the Valley.

Police are following up on several leads and Engler asked anyone with information to call police.

Payson police discussed the case with the FBI who decided not to take it over.

According to the FBI’s Web site, most bank robberies occur on Friday.

“Substantively, this may be because Friday has historically been payday for much of the United States and, thus, has required large deliveries of cash to branch banks,” the Web site says.

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