Suspect shot in botched Sacramento armored car robbery

Two suspects are now in custody by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department after an attempted armored car robbery.

According to a press releases issued by the department, on Tuesday, April 17 at approximately 2:30pm Sheriff’s deputies responded to calls of shots fired in the parking lot of a store in the 6000 block of Florin Road in Sacramento. It was later discovered that an armored car guard at the location at reportedly fired his weapon at two suspects involved in an attempted robbery of him.

One suspect, who reportedly shot the victim with a taser, was taken into custody directly after the incident and is currently being treated for a gunshot would to his leg. He is expected to be booked into custody when he is medically cleared for incarceration, according to the department.

The second suspect had fled southbound through the parking lot onto Florin Road in a dark-colored Chevrolet Impala. Upon further investigation, Sheriff’s robbery detectives arrested Keith Lamont Smith, 55, at a residence in Sacramento at approximately 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17 and was reportedly booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail. According to the release, Smith faces charges including attempted robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

Sheriff’s deputies reportedly believe Smith was the getaway driver in this incident and was waiting in a vehicle in the parking lot while the first suspect attempted to rob the victim of money as he exited the store. Detectives are not currently seeking any additional outstanding suspects in connection to this crime.

Read more:

Sac Bee, 2 men accused in attempted robbery of armored car in custody

CBS, Armored car guard shoots suspect in robbery attempt

Suspect shot in botched Sacramento armored car robbery was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin

About Author

Corrie Pelc

Corrie Pelc brings over 16 years of journalism experience to United Reporting. She currently writes for a number of Sacramento-area publications, including Sacramento News & Review, East Sacramento News, Arden Carmichael News, Inside the City and Style Magazine.