A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunmen who robbed and killed an armored truck guard inside a busy K Mart department store Dec. 17.

Guard Terry Lee Sudlow, 35, was leaving the manager's office in the K Mart at 8017 S. Atlantic Ave. with the store's receipts when he was confronted by the gunmen. After ordering the guard to step away from the money pouch, one of the suspects fired a shot into the back of the guard's head as dozens of terrified holiday shoppers watched.

Investigators say the two gunmen fled in a dark blue 1970 to '75 Toyota or Datsun with license plate 068TEV. The right front door of the car was damaged when it struck a truck leaving the crime scene.

Police say witnesses described the suspect who killed the guard as a white male with light brown hair, 35 to 45 years old, 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 9 and weighing about 150 pounds. His accomplice was described as a Latino male with a dark complexion and missing upper front teeth, 5 foot 4 to 5 foot 9 and weighing about 140 pounds.

Armored Transport of California Inc., the Los Angeles-based security company that employed Sudlow, is offering the reward. Anyone with information about the Cudahy robbery can call the Sheriff's Department at 974-4341.

Investigators believe the two suspects also may have robbed a K mart in West Covina on Nov. 5 in a similar manner. No one was injured or killed during that robbery.

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