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Robbers use stun gun to steal cash from armored truck guard

Robbers use stun gun to steal cash from armored truck guard
Two suspects in the stun gun robbery of a security guard from an armored truck are seen running from the scene of the crime on surveillance camera footage at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego. (FBI)

Police are searching for two men who pulled off a brazen, midday robbery of an armored truck by disabling a security guard with a stun gun and stealing a bag of cash from a busy shopping mall.

The theft occured Friday afternoon as the guard brought a bag of receipts from the Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley to a waiting armored truck. Two men, thought to be 25 to 35 years old, confronted the guard.

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One of them fired a stun gun at the guard, police said. The guard fell to the ground and dropped the money bag.

The two robbers fled to a nearby parking garage and made their getaway in an unknown vehicle, police said. The empty money bag was recovered later.

Police did not release any information about the amount of money that was stolen, only that it was "substantial."

tony.perry@latimes.com

Twitter: @LATsandiego

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