Cops Stop Armored Truck Heist Attempt in West Palm Beach

A man was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center with a gunshot wound in the mouth after he and several accomplices allegedly tried to go all Ben Affleck in The Town and rob a Bank of America armored truck in West Palm Beach.

According to the Palm Beach Post, around 7 a.m. today, several armed men tried to rob the truck at the Bank of America north of 45th Street and east of Military Trail.

West Palm Beach police spokesman Capt. David Bernhart said the man who was shot is being detained and questioned.

According to Bernhart, the armored truck's guard fired at the men.

Someone on Twitter (@TeeHoges) witnessed the police activity and notified the Palm Beach Post

He also tweeted out this photo:

Police reportedly searched the surrounding area for more than an hour, but no arrests have been made. Bernhart says the FBI has been contacted and is assisting in the investigation.

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Chris Joseph
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