UPDATE on Tuesday at 6:15 a.m.: The armored car employee remains in critical condition, and police are still searching for the suspect in the black Acura.
UPDATE at 8:20 p.m.:
Memphis Police have released new information about the suspect who shot a armored car employee Tuesday afternoon. Police are describing the suspect as a male standing 5'10" and weighing 170 pounds.
He was last seen wearing all dark clothing and a black hat.
The suspect is said to have left the scene in a black Acura that is pictured below. If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-2274.
A gunman on the run evening after shooting an armored car employee in the face.
The victim is now in the hospital after being robbed near the SunTrust Bank in the 6000 block of Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.
The brazen crime happened just before 11:30 a.m.
Memphis Police are looking to catch two suspects. The shooter and the driver of the getaway car seen leaving the scene. It is a black Acura without a license plate.
Investigators tell FOX13 the gunman ambushed the Brinks truck messenger, the employee who either picks up or drops off money.
The suspect shot her in the face, jumped into car and drove off.
Sirita Anderson was in the parking lot across from the bank. "It just looked like blood from here all the way down her chest. She looked like she was in pretty bad shape," she said.
This has been the summer of brazen armored car heists. This is the third since June.
"It is a rolling bank and they think they can take advantage of the situation of the people delivering money" said Col. Marcus Worth of the Memphis of the Ridgeway Station.
In the other two unsolved cases, the armored car employees were able to fire their weapons at the suspects. There is no word if the Brinks employee got a chance as the suspects are still at large.
Safe Streets investigators are are looking to see if any kind of cameras have caught something in the direction that the suspects went.
Other Brinks employees on the scene told FOX13 their co-worker had just started on the job and was working to help support her family.
The company has not released her name but police said she is a Regional One Medical Center in critical condition.
"My prayers just go out to her. I hope she is fine. I just hope everything is going to be alright with her," said Anderson.
Brinks spokesman Edward A. Cunninghan emailed the following statement, "The attack in Memphis is under investigation. We have no additional comment at this time, other than that our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow employee who was injured in the attack."
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