Two shot in armored car robbery attempt on Hampton

I’m sitting in the Oak Cliff HQ this morning, listening to helicopters overhead. TV news tells me there was a violent attempted armored car robbery at a check cashing place on Hampton and Davis, a couple of blocks away.

A man sitting at the bus stop on West Davis ambushed the armored car driver, who arrived at about 9:45 a.m., and shot him in the upper body, according to WFAA. The driver returned fire and shot the robber. Both are in the hospital, and it sounds like the driver is gravely injured.

This is the second violent armored-car robbery in our neighborhood in recent years. In September 2009, an armored car driver was killed in a robbery outside Chase Bank on Sylvan at Fort Worth Avenue.

By |2012-03-09T10:39:32-05:00March 9th, 2012|Crime, News|3 Comments

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  1. J Dallas March 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Oh, like Plano, Frisco, Arlington and Irving is so safe!  You are in the Texas -where even Highland Park is ghetto adjacent.

  2. Jenifer Ramirez March 15, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    This is so horrible. God be with the driver and I pray for his healing. It is heartbreaking living in this part of Oak Cliff. I live not to far from Hampton and Davis and we have had our share of drive-byes and shootings. So many people who are desperate and so many have been raised without thought of welfare for other human beings. 

  3. Guest March 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Oak Cliff is so vibrant and lively!

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