$20K reward offered after armored car employee shot in robbery

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Federal investigators are offering a big reward for information after a female armored truck employee was shot during an armed robbery in the SouthPark area.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Loomis employees were robbed at the Foxcroft Shopping Center early Monday morning, just before 9 a.m.

Police say 47-year-old Ladena Duncan, of Charlotte, was seriously wounded when she shot in the upper arm while she was working on a Wells Fargo ATM at the shopping center.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, witnesses describe the robber as a black male, 15-25 years old, with a small build.

He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt, grey sweatpants, black Nike shoes with a white stripe, and a baseball cap with a silver sticker on the brim. He had a white glove on his right hand; it can be seen in surveillance video as he runs away with a gun in his hand, investigators say.

The location is a small group of stores at Fairview and Valencia Terrace, including Caribou Coffee, where a man walked from last year and was later killed along a neighborhood street. (Click here to read that story)

After Duncan was shot Loomis employees tried to drive her to the hospital, but they stopped along the way and called for medical help.

According to MEDIC, emergency officials were called to the intersection of Providence Road and Cavendish Court, nearly two miles away from the shooting.  Duncan was transported to Carolina Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police say Charlotte County Day School, which is in the area, was on lock down for about an hour as a precaution during this incident.

On Tuesday, the FBI Charlotte Division announced that it was offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information which leads to the identification and successful prosecution of the person responsible for the robbery.

The FBI is investigating this robbery and shooting in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.  Anyone with information should call FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100 or the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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