Second suspect nabbed after armored car heist


All suspects involved in robbing an armored car and shooting a guard in Windsor Tuesday have been captured, Napa County officials said, and a shelter-in-place order in Calistoga has been lifted.

The robbery was first reported around 1:50 p.m. in the area of the Lakewood Shopping Center at 9018 Brooks Road S. in Windsor, according to Sonoma County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cecile Focha.

Witnesses told responding deputies that an SUV pulled up behind an armored car parked outside of a Chase bank, two masked men got out and shot one of the guards with a long gun. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Focha said.

Deputies were on scene within two minutes.

The guard was conscious when he was rushed to a hospital but Focha did not immediately know the extent of his injuries.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office alerted surrounding law enforcement agencies to the suspect’s description and heard a short time later that Calistoga police had spotted the suspects, Focha said.

Focha said the Sonoma sheriff’s helicopter and deputies from the SWAT team responded to assist in the manhunt for the robbery suspects.

The FBI is also assisting in the investigation, Focha said.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office reported at 6:45 p.m. that one suspect had been captured and another remained at large. He was thought to be armed and dangerous.

Around 7:45 p.m. the County of Napa confirmed via Twitter that the second suspect was in custody.

Further details, including information about the injured guard’s current condition, were not immediately available.

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