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Brink's truck robbers dressed as service workers, picked up trash

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 22:49:03-05

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — UPDATE 3/9, 12:45 P.M.
Two people who held a Brink's truck driver at gunpoint at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Port Charlotte, were seen on the property dressed as service workers picking up trash prior to the robbery.

On March 8, two unidentified suspects held a Brinks driver at gunpoint directly in front of the Walmart Neighborhood Market while shoppers and passersby looked on.

The incident occurred at 2150 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte shortly after noon.

Witnesses described the suspects to have been loitering around the property seemingly picking up trash while wearing high-visibility clothing to pose as service workers. In addition to safety gear, the unidentified individuals utilized face masks and hats.

The suspects fled on foot, prior to speeding off in a possible gray or silver sedan. The make and model is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to lease call Charlotte County Sheriff's Office at 941-639-0013.


Two people held a Brinks driver at gun point at a Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 2150 Tamiami trail in Port Charlotte.

The two unidentified subjects fled on foot. Deputies are searching the area, including K9 and aviation. Major Crimes is on scene and will be investigating further.

As soon as additional information is confirmed, updates will be added.