According to the New Orleans Police, an armored truck guard who was unloading money at a bank in New Orleans was fatally shot when three men approached him just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Reports say the robbers took the money and drove off. The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Hector Trochez of Kenner.
Police say Trochez was found beside a Loomis vehicle outside of the Chase Bank at South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues.
NOPD says the suspects abandoned the first vehicle they were in at Adam and Green Streets and fled in a gray Hyundai with a partial plate of 141654.
NEW ORLEANS – At around 10:45 Wednesday morning, three men unleashed a hail of gunfire, ambushing and killing an armored truck guard as he unloaded cash in the parking lot of the Chase Bank at Carrollton and South Claiborne.
The armored truck stopped in the parking lot of the busy Uptown bank, followed by a gray Chevy Tahoe. Loomis armed guard Hector Trochez unloaded more than $265,000 and turned to wheel the currency into the building.
In a flash, three masked gunmen jumped from the Tahoe, shooting at Trochez without warning. He attempted to return fire, but his resistance abruptly ended when a shot from an assault rifle pierced his head. As the echoes of at least 15 gunshots reverberated in the air, the gunmen grabbed the bags of cash and sped away. Inside the armored vehicle, a 22-year-old guard sobbed in shock, while Trochez, her 45-year-old partner, lay dead on the asphalt behind the truck.