TROY (WWJ) – The FBI is hoping a large cash reward will encourage someone to come forward with information on the suspect who stole an armored van at gunpoint from outside a high school in Troy.
The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. last Wednesday at the Troy Athens High School parking lot on John R Road just north of Wattles Road.READ MORE: Five Michigan Students Named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars
According to police, a black male on a bicycle rode up to the armored van, pointed a gun at the driver and demanded the keys. The suspect, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and ski mask, then sped away from the scene in the armored van, leaving his bike behind in the parking lot. The driver was uninjured.READ MORE: Beaumont & Other Metro Detroit Clinics Begin Pfizer Vaccinations For Ages 12 & Up
The armored van was recovered a short time later behind the Troy International Church of God on Wattles Road near Rochester Road. Officers, however, found no sign of the suspect.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. The investigation is being worked jointly by the FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Troy Police Department.MORE NEWS: Mobile Soup Kitchens Take Food, Vaccine To Detroit's Poorest
Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI Detroit Field Office at 313-965-2323, or the Troy Police Department tip line at 248-524-0777.