A $10,000 reward has been set for information leading to an arrest in the armored car robbery in Winnie.

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said Chambers County Crime Stoppers and Rochester Armored Car Services are both pledging $5,000 to find who is responsible for the robbery. 

Sheriff deputies are investigating the robbery that occurred at 6:40 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Market Basket in Winnie, 1300 block of Highway 124. 

At the time of the incident, a deputy saw two males running through the parking lot in the rain. 

When he pulled in to the parking lot he found an armored car parked in front of the store with an armored car guard on the ground. 

The deputy subsequently rendered aid to the guard who appeared groggy but uninjured. 

Hawthorne said two moneybags were taken but could not disclose the amount since it is an active criminal investigation. However, Hawthorne said a large sum of money was taken. 

The FBI is assisting. 

If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 844-860-8477. 

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