Suspect Killed in Attempted Armored Car Robbery

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    Guards foil an armored car robbery in Temple Hills.

    D.C. police are investigating a shooting in northeast Washington that stemmed from an attempted armored car robbery.

    Before 11 a.m. Thursday a Dunbar armored car apparently was making a money drop at a Capital One bank in Trinity Square Shopping Center in the 200 block of Michigan Avenue NE across the street from Trinity Washington University and walking distance from Catholic University, NBC Washington's Pat Collins reported.

    Witness Describes Attempted Armored Car Robbery

    [DC] Witness Describes Attempted Armored Car Robbery
    A witness describes an attempted armored car robbery in Northeast.

    While attempting to rob the armored car, a suspect, who had been waiting in front of the bank, was shot several times by the guards and taken to a local hospital, where he later died, Collins reported. He had a gun, but it's unknown if he fired.

    A witness described what he heard and saw to Collins:

    "We heard seven pops," the witness said. "We wondered if someone set off fireworks. We looked outside, saw two guards, guns drawn and a guy on the ground. We went back inside (a nearby store) and locked the door."

    Police are searching for a gold Cadillac carrying two men that sped away from the scene after the shooting. It's unknown if the men are connected to the robbery or if they fled because they got scared when they heard shots.

    Stay with NBCWashington.com for more information.