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Armoured car robbery raises staffing questions

By The Canadian Press   

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An attempted robbery in Quebec is prompting a union leader to ask for a meeting with the federal public safety minister to talk about staffing levels for armoured cars.

Unifor president Jerry Dias says the robbery in the Montreal-suburb of Longueuil underscores the need for more security guards to ride in armoured cars.

Police say a suspected robber was killed this weekend when he tried to hold up two guards who were carrying cash from an ATM.

Police say the man was shot and later died in hospital – the guards were hospitalized for nervous shock.

Dias says he wants to talk to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney about safety in the armoured car industry.


He says having just two person crews on armoured cars servicing ATM’s is just too tempting to robbers.

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