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$20,000 reward for the person who shot an armored car guard

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The FBI has posted a $20,000 reward for the person who shot an armored car guard and stole a big bag of cash.

It happened at 8:30AM on a Monday in January, in Charlotte's Foxcroft shopping center-- a neighborhood usually considered safe.

Surveillance shows a masked man in gray, hooded sweats, pacing on the patio between a coffee and wine shop.

When an armored truck pulled up to service the stand-alone ATM in the parking lot, the surveillance shows the man running toward the truck. We don't see him pull out a gun and shoot the female guard who was loaded money into the machine.

"Didn't utter a word," said CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson, "didn't demand any money, he just came up, pointed the gun and shot her."

After the shooting, the man is seen running back through the patio between the wine and coffee shops, heading for the wooded area behind the shopping center.

It makes police think he might live nearby.

"He had to have known this area, at least known that this truck comes up at a certain time during the day."

As for the female guard who was shot, the bullet went through her arm and lodged in her chest. She is recovering at home, according to Detective Cuthbertson.

And the detective revealed there is one new piece of evidence police are examining.

"The money bag was found not far from here on a street called Boyce Road, which is approximately three and a half miles away from here."

The armed robber is described as young between 16 and 25 years. He's got a slim build and stands about 5'6" tall. There is a $20,000 reward posted by the FBI for information leading to a conviction. Call Crimestoppers in Charlotte (704) 334-1600.

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