Unarmed armored car robbery fails when guard pulls gun
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Police don't think the transient who wound up in the Willamette River is the same guy who tried to rob an armored car, but the two incidents kept authorities busy in Springfield on Thursday.
A Lane County Sheriff's deputy fished one man out of the river around noon.
About the same time, Springfield Police officers responded to a report that a man demanded money from an armored car driver - and got a closer look at the armored car driver's gun instead.
Sgt. Rich Rich Charboneau said Garda armored car service called police just before noon.
A man in a black hoodie approached a guard unloading money at the U.S. Bank on Main Street, he said.
The man didn't show a gun. He had his hands in his pocket when he tried to rob the armored car, then ran off when the guard pulled his gun, police said.