Houston News : Why Houston is the armored truck robbery capital of the United States

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About 20 percent of all armored truck heists nationwide occur in the Houston region.

>> Keep clicking through to see everything you need to know about armored truck robberies in Houston.

About 20 percent of all armored truck heists nationwide occur in the Houston region.

>> Keep clicking through to see everything you need to know about armored truck robberies in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley | Houston Chronicle

Photo: Jon Shapley | Houston Chronicle

About 20 percent of all armored truck heists nationwide occur in the Houston region.

>> Keep clicking through to see everything you need to know about armored truck robberies in Houston.

About 20 percent of all armored truck heists nationwide occur in the Houston region.

>> Keep clicking through to see everything you need to know about armored truck robberies in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley | Houston Chronicle

Why Houston is the armored truck robbery capital of the United States

In case you hadn’t heard, Houston is the armored truck robbery capital of the United States.

The heists – which can sometimes be deadly for carriers and the robbers themselves – account for 20 percent of all armored car robberies across the entire country. Now, federal and local police are taking new, proactive approaches to combat these robberies.

Houston Chronicle reporter Gabrielle Banks spoke with numerous sources and combed through pages of documents to find out exactly how.

Chron.com compiled some of the need-to-know pieces of information.

Jay R. Jordan covers breaking news in the Houston area. Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and our subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com | Follow him on Twitter at @JayRJordan | Email him at [email protected]





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Source : chron.com